Time to Blow Your Kid’s Mind!

Sometimes it is a good idea to step away from our daily grind and get a bit of perspective on things. If we pay attention, nature has a way of resetting our minds and our spirits. Have a look at this spectacular video from Nature on the structure of our Universe. Brent Tully, an astronomer at…

The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society team up again for the Great Backyard Bird Count, an online real-time citizen-science project to gather data on wild birds. What better way to get your kids into nature, or just your backyard, and contribute to a worldwide science project?   Spend 15 minutes for one or more…

Putting the Focus on What Matters

With our country witnessing a diminshing return on our education, many researchers are looking to other factors that may be atttribtuing to our slow moving economy. According to economist Eric Manushek, a country’s economic growth is directly attributed to the cognitive skills of the population. This runs contrary to the belief that the rate of school…

Dark vs Light

With so much discussion about climate change, I decided to devise a fun and educational experiment that can show kids the difference between air temperatures on a planet taken in the open ocean and on ice caps, like the Arctic and Antarctica.  We started with a few simple tools: a large glass bowl to represent the…

ADHD or a Rare Hidden Cancer

A new study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found  two rare tumors, pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas, masquerading as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The tumors secrete a substance that stimulates the central nervous system that may cause health care providers to misdiagnose and inappropriately treat patients for ADHD. The substance, catecholamines, is…

Communities Celebrating Earth Day Everyday.

…in Commerce Photo courtesy of Pixabay In the world of fashion Adidas Group has spirited ahead of the pack because they understand the importance of creating a brighter future for our children. “As a global business operating worldwide, the Adidas Group has a responsibility to look after the environment, both for people today and for…