Water Wonders Part II: Life & Water

Did You Know…? …that a redwood tree releases as much as 160 gallons of water into the atmosphere each day? …that you can survive about 3 to 4 weeks without food, but only about 5 to 7 days without water? …that water is our greatest cleanser and detoxifier? …that each year, nearly 10,000 cubic miles … [Read more…]

Water Wonders

Did You Know…? …that pure water consists of only two different atoms, two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen attached to each other at an angle of 1050? …that a single drop of water contains 1,700,000,000,000,000,000 (1.7 quintillion) molecules? …that the earth is a closed system—there is no more freshwater on earth now than there … [Read more…]

Struck by Lightning

Did You Know…? …that a streak of lightning (a lightning channel) is only 1/2 to 1 inch thick when it short-circuits to the ground? …that the length of a cloud-to-ground lightning channel may be as much as 10 miles long? …that the Empire State building, a favorite attraction for lightning, is struck on average 8 … [Read more…]

The Earth Forever

Did You Know…? …that the surface temperature of the earth can range 250 degrees? …that the earth’s inner core temperature is over 7,000° F? …that at one level in the atmosphere it is a searing 3600° F. …that a volcano can erupt in places where none are expected or have ever been? …that much of … [Read more…]

Of Atoms and Elements

Definitions Chemistry: The branch of science concerned with matter, its structures, properties and composition, the changes that matter undergoes. Almost everything in our world relates in some way to the science of chemistry. Everything that we see or touch is composed of elements, which are the basis of the science of chemistry. Chemical change: Any … [Read more…]