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What Sparks Your Curiosity?

September 1, 2022
Girl and boy using a laptop computer

It’s time to head back to school, but that doesn’t mean the fun must end! Learning about things that interest you can be very satisfying.

The Ups and Downs of Physics

August 9, 2022
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We experience the laws of force and motion each time we perform an action, whether we’re taking a walk or pouring a bowl a cereal. Even when trying to stay completely still, we share the motion of Earth’s orbit around the Sun. Force and motion play a role in every … Read more

World Rock Paper Scissors Day is August 27th!

August 3, 2022
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The classic game to have some fun or to solve a conflict is celebrated on August 27th. The World Rock Paper Scissors Association hosts an annual tournament where people from all around the globe come to compete. They even have a referee who looks over the game. Competitors are allowed … Read more


July 8, 2022

Boredom tends to get a bad reputation. Although we love to hate it, the feeling of boredom is an incredible motivator to keep our brains active. It’s how our brains tell us to find something interesting. Two of the best cures are playing games and learning something new. With CodeCombat, … Read more

Celebrate World UFO Day: Learn All About Space!

July 6, 2022
Extraterrestrial Highway, near Area 51, Nevada. Road sign with UFO illustrations.

What is a UFO? An Unidentified Flying Object, as the name suggests, is an object or phenomenon seen in the sky that cannot be identified or explained. Depending on who you ask, the term could refer to anything from alien spacecraft, to weather balloons and military drones, to smudges and light on the camera lens.

Learn History With Pride!

June 10, 2022

The month of June is Pride Month and celebrates LGBTQIA+ freedom and history. This monthly celebration has roots that began with the Stonewall uprising in June 1969 in New York City with the revolutionary actions of trans activists. The Stonewall Inn was a bar that catered to the LGBT community … Read more

Celebrate World Oceans Day!

June 1, 2022

June 8th is World Oceans Day! Officially begun in 1998, this international celebration is all about reminding us to take care of our oceans and the creatures that live in them. Did you know, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, 71% of the planet’s surface is made up of water? … Read more

Deep in Plot: Books about Mental Health

May 12, 2022

“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” – John Green Anxiety  Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant Love, Life and the List by Kasie West Mosquitoland by David Arnold This Is My Brain in Love by I. W. Gregorio Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan [Agoraphobia] Highly … Read more

Do the Chicken Dance!

May 4, 2022

National Dance Like a Chicken Day is May 14th! This unique holiday asks you to flap your arms and start to strut around chicken-like. Did you know that this dance is originally from Switzerland? In the 1970’s, this song and dance came over to the United States and became extremely … Read more

To Science or Not To Science? Opposing Viewpoints on Genetically Modified Food

April 6, 2022

Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs, are plants and animals that have had their DNA artificially altered with genetic engineering techniques such as gene splicing. A more natural or “organic” version of this process is called selective breeding. Humans have been practicing selective breeding for thousands of years in livestock, pets, … Read more