Category Archives: Science

10 Great Science Websites for Kids

One of the issues we are running into in our country is a lack of science knowledge. Science education is failing to some degree because we don’t emphasize it very much in our schools. Additionally, the rhetoric surrounding science in public discourse often treats it like opinion. While science is always finding new information, and… Continue Reading

Has Technology Made the Need for Handwriting Obsolete?

I have terrible handwriting. Even though I completed school at a time when handwriting was something we were graded on, I still struggle. When I do write something by hand, it’s a scrawl somewhere between cursive and print — and if I don’t concentrate, it’s mostly illegible. Of course, computers started coming into their own… Continue Reading

What is Your Level of Science Education?

My first love, in terms of subject area, was science. Even though I also love politics and religion, science remains of great interest to me. I’m often excited to head out late at night to watch lunar eclipses, and one of my favorite things to do while camping is to stargaze — and look for… Continue Reading

Get Ready to Enjoy the Coming Lunar Eclipses

When I was younger, my dream was to be an astronomer or an astrophysicist. This dream followed after the reality set in that my chances of becoming an astronaut were relatively slim. Even now, I still love looking at the sky. I have been known to lay outside on the grass for hours, watching the… Continue Reading

Our World’s Long History of Environmentalism

Earlier this week, we celebrated Earth Day. The point of Earth Day is to recognize the importance of the environment, and make an effort to improve our own efforts. However, environmentalism isn’t a new idea. Even though there has been an upsurge in environmental interest since the effects of pollution have become increasingly obvious, there… Continue Reading

August 31, 2012: The Next Blue Moon

You have probably heard the term “once in a blue moon” to describe something that doesn’t happen very often. But what is a blue moon? While it’s true that there are times when certain conditions make the moon appear with a bluish tint, that’s not what a “blue moon” actually is. Instead, a blue moon… Continue Reading