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An Experiment in Light Pollution: Can You See the Light?

October 6, 2015 Pollution is the act of introducing some kind of foreign “stuff” into the natural environment, usually changing the natural environment in a negative manner. Pollution can come in many form. more »»

Measuring Time

September 8, 2015 Summer vacation always seems to fly by. more »»

Reinstating Pluto as a Planet

July 14, 2015 In “Is Pluto a Planet?” in the April 2015 issue of the Ohio Valley Parent Magazine, SMART Science discussed some ideas to talk to your friends and family about what is or is not a planet. more »»

Three Rs for the Environment: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

May 7, 2015 The late spring and summer breezes bring us outdoors to enjoy the blooming flowers, fresh grass and the sweet smell after a rain. more »»

Is Pluto a Planet?

April 1, 2015 Do you know what a planet is? Most of us can tell the difference between a planet and a star or asteroid or comet. Astronomers like to group similar objects into categories. more »»

Circle or Sphere?

March 4, 2015 Children are born explorers and scientists. Investigation and experimentation is what they do. They learn how to navigate the world based on all of their discoveries and observation. more »»

Take a Snowflake Photo!

January 12, 2015 Have you ever looked closely at a single snowflake? Snowflakes are so small and have so much detail that a photograph may be the only way to fully appreciate their beaut. more »»

'Scent'sational Holiday Science

December 2, 2014 Holiday scents are some of the things that people like best about the holiday season. more »»

Native Food Science for Thanksgiving

November 4, 2014 Thanksgiving features foods that were enjoyed long before the first pilgrims stepped on to this continent. Pumpkins are an original American food. more »»

Spooky Science — Optical Illusions

October 3, 2014 Halloween is a perfect time for some “spooky science” activities. Optical illusions are always popular and fun to do with your family and friends. more »»

Fly Into Fall

September 3, 2014 As the leaves start to change colors and school starts again, we know the beginning of fall will soon follow. The leaves glide gently down from the trees and fall softly to the groun. more »»

Long Ago in Your Back Yard...

July 8, 2014 Ever wonder what was living here in the Ohio Valley long ago? Not at the time your grandparents were young or even when your great-grandparents were young, but thousands or even millions of years... more »»

Space Rocks

May 2, 2014 Have you ever seen a streak of light in the sky? Many different objects make streaks in the sky on a dark night. more »»

Why Does the Wind Blow?

April 2, 2014 Wind is just air moving around. In the springtime, we often have breezy days. more »»

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb?

March 4, 2014 March is a month of many faces. It is sometimes warm, sometimes cold and snowy, sometimes rainy or windy. more »»

Reuse your tree for the birds

January 8, 2014 Did you ever hear the phrase “The best recycling is reuse?” Reuse your family’s Christmas tree this year. more »»

Make a Snowflake

December 4, 2013 Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Do you enjoy snow? Do you sometimes wish it would last longer? Snowflakes have become a symbol of winter and a decoration for Christma. more »»

It's a Bird, it's a plane ... No, it's Comet ISON!

November 4, 2013 If you love sky-watching or know someone who does, then you probably have heard about Comet ISON, or the Thanksgiving Comet of 2013. If you have not heard about Comet ISON yet, you soon will. more »»

The Moon Belongs to Everyone

October 3, 2013 When you look at the Earth’s Moon, do you realize that other boys and girls all over the world are looking at the same Moon? The Moon belongs to everyone on planet Earth. more »»

Fly Into Fall With Monarch Butterflies

September 5, 2013 As summer ends, we return to school and prepare for fal. more »»



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