Science Sunday: Insects and Communication

Did you know the sound that crickets make is caused by them scraping their wings together? Did you know fireflies communicate with flash patterns? Did you know that the sound made by cicadas is them clicking at a rate of 300 to 400 times per second? That’s fast! But how do these insects make these …

Science Sunday: Science Behind Sparklers

Did you know that traditional sparklers can burn at up to 3000 Degrees Fahrenheit? 3000 Degrees! Now that’s HOT. This makes it very important to be careful with them and closely supervise children who play with them. How do these sparklers get to such high temperatures? What does it mean that sparklers are made of …

Science Sunday: Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda

We all know there is a big difference between baking powder and baking soda when it comes to cooking. But why are they so different? Why is baking soda the ingredient of choice for science fair volcanos everywhere? Why do we use baking soda for cleaning purposes? Today we are going to demonstrate and explain …

Science Sunday: Groundwater Contamination

Did you know that only 0.3% of the world’s water supply is available for us to use? Only 0.3%! That’s not a lot. So it is very important for us to protect that water supply from becoming contaminated. How easily can groundwater get contaminated? And how can we prevent our groundwater from getting contaminated. Today, …