Posts Categorized: Science Fun Facts

The Most Pro-Science Presidents In American History

In honor of Presidents Day this Monday, February 19th here are 5 of the most science friendly presidents in U.S. history.   1. Thomas Jefferson- • Spoke five languages and had a keen interest in science (especially archaeology), engineering. • Jefferson invented a clock that was powered by the Earth’s gravitational pull on cannonballs. •… Read more »

_Aroma Chemistry_Why Does Bacon Smell So Good

Nothing gets a person’s mouthwatering more that the smell of bacon cooking.  Have you ever wondered what it is about bacon that sends everyone taste buds into a frenzy? There is actually a science behind the aroma of frying bacon. When you fry bacon it undergoes something called the Maillard Reaction, which is what causes… Read more »

DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ICE AND SNOW_

Just because Ice and Snow are both solid forms of water, doesn’t make them the same. Here is the difference between them: WHAT IS SNOW? Snow is the word for precipitation that falls as frozen water. A snowflake is made up of many tiny ice crystals stuck together, like raindrops, snowflakes begin as water vapour… Read more »

Christmas Science_ 8 Interesting Facts About Reindeer

Thanks to songs like Rudolph the Red-noise Reindeer, these fascinating creatures are synonymous with Christmas. How much do you actually know about reindeer? HERE ARE 8 INTERESTING FACTS YOU AND YOUR KINDS WILL BE DELIGHTED TO KNOW: Reindeer live in very large packs of sometimes thousands in the Arctic Forests. Reindeer’s have a very thick… Read more »

Thanksgiving Trivia

Thanksgiving Trivia

Originally a day to give thanks for the harvest, Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the U.S. and Canada. But how much do you know about it? Try these Thanksgiving Trivia questions and comment how many you get correct!   What is the busiest travel day of the year? The day before Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day…

Categories: Science Fun Facts

Turkey facts

Thanksgiving is less than a week away; here are 8 fun facts to share at the table.   Turkeys can blush- If a turkey is frightened, excited or ill the exposed skin on its head and neck will change from pale pink or gray to red, white or blue. A Turkey’s “beard” is actually its… Read more »

5 AMAZING Science BREAKTHROUGHS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

5 “feel good” Science Breakthroughs you may have missed:   Common Cold Cure A Step Closer Scientists claim to have “cracked” the genetic code which underpins the illness’s many strains. Researchers now say a simple gene-targeting drug able to cure all examples of the virus may be available within ten years.   The Ozone Layer… Read more »

How Blood Stain Pattern

When a crime scene involves blood someone can be hurt or worse, dead. In situations like this law enforcement officials call upon experts in bloodstain pattern analysis or BPA to determine the details of what happened as quickly as possible. Every drop of blood tells a story, here is how experts piece together the mystery… Read more »

Science Experiment- Why Do Leaves Change Colors In Autumn-

As autumn sets in you probably have notice the beautiful changing colors of leaves. Here is a simple experiment you can do at home that shows you why leaves change their colors in autumn. MATERIALS: 3 leaves (from the same tree) Rubbing Alcohol Jar Plastic baggie (or plastic wrap) Paper Coffee Filter Small bowl or… Read more »

How Diseases got their names

Alzheimer’s Disease 1901, Alois Alzheimer analyzed a 51 year old women at an asylum who had no short term memory. When she died he dissected her brain and presented the illness as Alzheimer ’s disease. Asperger’s Syndrome 1944, Asperger named the disease after he observed a group of children and described their illness as ‘autistic… Read more »