Science

Are Bald Eagles Still Endangered?

Are Bald Eagles Still Endangered? The bald eagle: a national symbol for the United States, and source of pride for many. Eagles are majestic birds of prey that make their homes near many sources of water, even oceans in some cases. There was a time, however, that the bald eagle came very close to extinction…

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Jurassic Park Science: Fact or Fiction?

Jurassic Park Science Fact or Fiction? The original Jurassic Park came out in 1993. Spielberg’s hit film at the time was praised for authenticity: he brought on scientists to make sure what he was putting in his film was up to date. And for the time, it was. A lot of the info on dinosaurs…

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How to Make a Fire Without a Lighter

How to Make a Fire Without a Lighter and other fire facts It’s summertime! That means swimming at the pool and beach, going to camp, and enjoying bonfires. But what if you don’t have a lighter to start your bonfire, or to complete your ultimate campfire when you’re exploring the woods on a hiking trip?…

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What Causes Volcanic Eruptions?

What Causes Volcanic Eruptions? A look inside one of earth’s deadliest natural forces A Long History Volcanic eruptions are some of the deadliest natural forces in earth’s arsenal. But what causes volcanic eruptions? The study of volcanoes, dating back to ancient Greece, has helped us figure this out. Because of volcanologists continued work throughout history,…

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Fun Science: Encouraging Learning

Fun Science: Encouraging Learning Science in the Classroom As educators, we’re always looking for ways to encourage learning without making the topic look boring. That’s a pretty difficult task; kids can lose focus pretty easily, especially with modern technology becoming more intrusive. Standardized testing and low standards have also made it difficult for educators and…

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How to Stargaze

How to Stargaze   Civilizations have looked to the stars for centuries, using them as a guide to religion, navigation, and everyday life. When you stargaze, there are a few things you should know. Unsure of where to start when looking up at a brilliant night sky? FactSumo has you covered. Check out our tips…

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5th Grade Life Science

5th Grade Life Science: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Ready for a lightning round of biology questions? Some of these are pretty standard for a fifth-grade student to know, while others are a bit more tricky. Before we start, let’s talk about some activities you can do as an educator or parent to…

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Fingerprints

Fingerprints: A History DNA Unless you belong to one of four extended families who has adermatoglyphia, you have a unique and unmistakable set of fingerprints. They are formed at the early developmental stages of pregnancy between the deep layers of the skin by buckling pressures. These manifest as ridges you can see on the surface…

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NASA’s Own: Sally Ride

NASA’s Own: Sally Ride “The stars don’t look bigger, but they do look brighter.” Introduction Sally Ride was the first LGBT astronaut, the first American woman in space, and worked for the NASA space program from 1978 until 1987, after which she served on the committees that investigated the Columbia and Challenger disasters. She was…

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