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Measuring Volume

Math can tell you how to determine the volume of a simple object (a ball or a block), but for those everyday objects that defy physical description (a pen, a stapler, one of your Hot Wheels® cars), the water displacement … Continue reading

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Nine Fine Ways to keep your brain tuned up this Summer

Summer is a great time to consider, well, nothing. It’s all about having time off from school, homework, chores (mostly), but don’t let your noodle get squishy and pudgy while on vacation. Here are a few fun ways to keep … Continue reading

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Wind, and a Few of the Things It Can Do

We can’t really use the wind until we catch it. And what’s the most popular way to catch the wind’s force? A windmill of course, which can do the work of many people. Inside the mill, a pole begins to … Continue reading

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Fun With Coins and Glue

If you’re really bored this summer, here’s a great way to have a bit of harmless fun; and it will only cost you 25¢. Find a place with lots of people walking by, like near a school or library. Place … Continue reading

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Your Carbon Footprint

Your carbon footprint says a lot about you, and how you use or abuse the natural resources around you. If you’d like to calculate your impact upon mother earth, there are several online resources to help you do so. (Image … Continue reading

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Black Holes, and Friends

The nucleus of our galaxy (the Milky Way) is a bit of a mystery. Astronomers are aware that it’s packed with older stars and that it mysteriously gives off an enormous amount of energy, and these facts give rise to … Continue reading

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Twin Telescopes… On the Moon?

There has been talk of using twin telescopes on opposite sides of the Moon that could be linked together, so that they are pointed at the same target at precisely the same time. Combine the information from each, and the … Continue reading

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Hair We Go Again!

Which type are you? Straight or curly? Or like me, just losing it? The “attitude” of your locks is actually based on chemistry (tell that to your stylist). Because hair is largely protein, and each protein contains atoms of the … Continue reading

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Where in the World is (was) Beringia?

Not a city in Southern Missouri, Beringia was a great land bridge (thousands of years ago) that connected Western Alaska and Siberia. Most scientists agree that this dry area of land could have allowed early humans to follow migrating herds … Continue reading

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The 3 Types of Bridges

Bridges can be found in a variety of shapes, but 3 basic designs rule the day; beam, arch, and suspension. Most are built to stand up to 3 basic forces as well; their own weight, the weight of the load … Continue reading

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