Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Knowing something is a pretty relative concept. For a long time we knew that the Earth was the center of the universe, later we learned we were wrong about what we once knew. So, accuracy means a lot for when we say we know things. Using technology we've been able...
Monday, December 30, 2013
Happy New Year! Millions of people gather each year in New York City to usher in the upcoming year. Billions more join this celebration in various other mega cities around the planet. So, what is a mega city? Each year around midnight on Dec 31st...
Topics Covered: Billions, celebration, cities, exponential growth rate, Humans, millions, new york city, numbers, Population, question energy, Question Power, question your world, science, science museum of virginia, stem, tokyo, Mega Cities, urban areas, urban planning, environment, geography, sociology
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Ever since humans first started to open their eyes some 200,000 years ago, we've looked up at the night sky and wondered what all was out there? As science and technology progressed we were able to learn more and more about the natural world beyond the Earth. So, the big question...
Topics Covered: Out of this World, space, Astronomy, science, habitable, goldilocks, zone, stars, Planets, aliens, life, biology, cosmology, physics, stem, Data, numbers, Billions, drake equation, star formation, NASA, Kepler, telescope, Asteroids, moons, comets, quantum theory, light year, equation, formula, method, virginia, RVA, question your world, science museum of virginia
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Did you know one billion chicken wings are consumed during the big game?
Topics Covered: SuperBowl, science, Football, Ravens, 49ers, Sanfran, sports, numbers, Chicken wings, San francisco, Baltimore Ravens, Superbowl Commercials, NFL, Priceless Science, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, RVA, Washington Redskins, Redskins, Matter, biology, chemistry, nutrition
Pretty big! We're putting a little perspective on a huge number!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Our lovely and comfortable home here on Earth is a long ways away from the end of our solar system. Don’t forget, there’s a lot of space in space. Here on Earth concepts of boundaries involve rivers, lakes, mountains, human imposed borders, and so on. However, this...
Friday, September 7, 2012
Super bowl science for you...priceless!
What is one way to harness sustainable energy? The answer is blowing in the wind.
Topics Covered: Question Power, Wind, Wind Power, Watt, Watt Wall, science, energy, Global, Renewable Energy, Measuring Energy, RVA, resources, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, Earth Resouces, physics, numbers, future, green, eco, Money, Planning, fuel, Population, renewable, Accounting
Water is a vital necessity for all life on this planet, but also plays a huge role in our energy consumption. Want to learn more? Consult a dam expert.
Topics Covered: Question Power, water, Water Power, Hydroelectricity, Watt, Watt Wall, resources, science, energy, Global, Measuring Energy, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, numbers, Force, Motion, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Changes, Earth Resources, Physical Science, Earth Science, Phsyics, future, green, eco, renewable, Money, Planning, Accounting, Fuel Population
Oil is a finite resource that powers a lot of our day to day world. Hurry now while supplies last!
Topics Covered: Question Power, oil, Watt, Watt Wall, power, energy, Non-renewable, resources, Measuring Energy, Global, RVA, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, Earth Resources, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, physics, chemistry, Physical Science, Earth Science, numbers, future, green, eco, renewable, Money, Planning, Accounting, fuel, Population, gas