Last year sure felt soggy here in Richmond, VA. After looking at all of the rain we got last year, scientists have announced it was the second wettest year since we began keeping records of rainfall here in the capital city. This trend does not just apply here, many parts of the nation got rocked with rain storms. Why was last year so rainy? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Articles by Debbie Mickle
By encouraging your child to draw from what they see, instead of drawing from what they know, you are helping them to explore the details of the world around them. You are engaging their problem solving and creative thinking skills as well as helping them to develop fine-motor skills
Calling all Women in STEAM! Apply to lead a workshop at Full STEAM Ahead and inspire Richmond’s young women. The deadline to apply is May 2.
Each year, the dark pink blossoms of the Eastern Redbud tree are one of the first signs of spring. This tree is native to Virginia, meaning that it will flourish in neighborhoods, parks and along roadways throughout the Commonwealth.
Making robots dance, flying drones and petting Mork, the Madagascar hissing cockroach, were just a few of the activities available on a recent Saturday for K-12 students attending STEAM Fest at Virginia State University.
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Is there any technology that we love more than our cars? Drawing on the history of automobile regulation in the United States, Dr. Lee Vinsel talks about the rules of the road that fueled innovation in the face of competition, constraints and working for the common good in his informal talk, “Taming the American Car.”
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Have you ever ventured to Belle Isle on the James River in Richmond and taken the time to contemplate a pretty cool phenomenon among the rocks? There are over 400 rock pools along the fall zone of the James which were formed over thousands of years by the grinding away of pebbles against the exposed granite. These water filled pockets are unique ecosystems that have an important story to tell. By studying these rock pools, we can learn more about the condition of our overall environment.