Category Archives: STEM

Why Does Popcorn Pop?

Popcorn is one of the most popular snacks in America and movie theaters have been selling it since 1912! A kernel of popcorn contains just a small amount of water. When these kernels are heated, the water turns to steam … Continue reading

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Orionids Meteor Shower Peaks October 21-22

The Orionids is a meteor shower produced by dust grains left behind by Halley’s Comet, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the … Continue reading

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Why Do Leaves Change Color In The Fall?

  A great conversation for Boy Scouts earning Environmental Science Merit Badge and Cubs learning about nature.   Chlorophyll gives leaves their green colour and is so dominant it hides the other colours in the leaves.  But in the fall, … Continue reading

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Shark Tracker

Track Sharks With OSEARCH A fun tool for Science Belt Loop or Oceanography Merit Badge   The OSEARCH Global Shark Tracker tracks close to 50 sharks as they swim in real time across the ocean, teaching researchers about shark swimming patterns, … Continue reading

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