‘Tis the Season for Science

‘Tis the Season for Science

Why Should Jack Frost Get to Have all the Fun? Learn how to grow a snowflake with borax crystals! http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos/ht/boraxsnowflake.htm O Chemis-tree, O Chemis-tree… See how the Chemistry World is decking the halls this holiday...
The Science Behind Snowflakes

The Science Behind Snowflakes

Winter isn’t winter without snowflakes. We all love watching them fall, and then of course there’s the fun of catching them with your tongue. But just how are these snowflakes formed, and why are no two exactly alike? Find out what makes snowflakes so special and you’ll never see...
Genetic Inheritance

Genetic Inheritance

How are health complications such as Huntington’s Disease and Cystic Fibrosis inherited? Why do x-linked recessive disorders affect males more than females? Find out in this fascinating article on genetic inheritance… http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/GWhat enetics/Pages/Facts.aspx Pretty...
Science Teacher Spotlight

Science Teacher Spotlight

High School Chemistry Teacher Terra King (center) with her Jr. High and High School Science teachers Leah Lee and Phyllis Ballard. “When I was in junior high and high school I thought they knew everything. Phyllis and Leah were my role models before I ever considered teaching. They are...
Care for Some…Grasshoppers?

Care for Some…Grasshoppers?

As our population increases, feeding everyone will become increasingly difficult too. Find out what some experts say people might start finding on their dinner plates soon! http://www.livescience.com/43901-eating-insects-bugs-entomophagy.html Clear the runway: spotlighting some beautiful...
The Beginning of the Bug: Examining Insect Evolution

The Beginning of the Bug: Examining Insect Evolution

What could cave-dwelling crustaceans possibly have in common with insects? Apparently, a lot. Going back to when insects first evolved millions of years ago, crustaceans were among their closest relatives. Since then, insects have slowly morphed into the bugs we love (and sometimes, hate)...