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Science Sunday – Genetics

Science Sunday: Genetics Why do living creatures look like their parents? It’s genetics! Genes get passed down from parents to children. Some of those genes are stronger, more “dominant”, than others. (Dark hair is dominant over blonde or red hair; curly hair is dominant over straight hair; freckles are dominant over non-freckles.) Genes also make […]

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Science Sunday – Flight

Science Sunday: Flight Birds, airplanes, helicopters, kites…these things all fly. While they are each designed differently (and vary greatly in terms of weight), the same physical forces are at work on all of them, allowing them to take off from the ground and move through the air without falling. Let’s learn more about physics and […]

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Science Sunday – Colors

Science Sunday: Colors What is color? In order to see color, there must be light. The sun’s rays are made of “white light” which is all the colors combined together. Light is made of electromagnetic waves which travel extremely quickly. Different colors have different wavelengths. When the light shines onto an object, some colors bounce […]

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Science Sunday – the Polar World

Science Sunday: The Polar World The North Pole is located at the top of the Earth. The Arctic area consists of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada, Russia, the United States, Greenland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Iceland. Temperatures as low as -70 degrees Celsius have been recorded in Northern Greenland. Arctic ice contains approximately […]

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Science Sunday – Food Science

Food Science – Floating and Sinking (Density & Buoyancy) Molecules are groups of atoms that are bonded together. Density relates to how tightly or loosely packed an object’s molecules are. Materials with more density weigh more. For example, jelly beans have more mass than marshmallows because marshmallows contain a great deal of air. So a […]

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Science Sunday – Bats

Science Sunday: Bats Bats live all over the world and are very important to the ecosystem. As bats drink nectar from inside flowers, they pick up pollen and move it from plant to plant. This is called pollination. Bats also spread seeds from trees and bushes. Plants that are a food source for humans, such […]

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Science Sunday – Creepy Crawlies

Science Sunday: Creepy Crawlies Although they may look strange to humans, creepy crawlies such as insects, millipedes, spiders, snails and slugs do a great deal to help the environment. They: Pollinate many fruits, flowers, and vegetables. Produce honey, beeswax, silk, and other products used by people. Prey on and reduce pest populations of other insects […]

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