Weather

Winter Weather

Winter Weather

All over the world, winter means cold weather. In many places, it is so cold that special types of weather, like frost, snow, and ice, are common. But winter fun doesn’t have to be limited to building snowmen and riding …[Continue]

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Hurricane season in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico runs from June through November, and averages seven named storms. To be named by the National Hurricane Center, a storm must reach speeds of thirty-nine miles an hour. When a …[Continue]

Air Pressure

Air Pressure

Air pressure is the weight (or force) of the atmosphere at any particular point. Although you can’t feel it or see it, air pressure plays an important part in weather, and can be demonstrated with some really fun experiments….[Continue]

Snow

Snow

Today’s collection of snow sites include both a scientific and artistic exploration of the subject. For example, if you’ve ever wondered how to preserve snowflakes on microscope slides, or how to make sparkle snow paint, you’ll find your answers (and …[Continue]

Lightning

Lightning

Although it has been studied since the eighteenth century, the mystery of what causes lightning has not been completely unlocked. Beautiful to behold, but occasionally deadly, lightning is a force of nature that must always be taken seriously. Learn more …[Continue]

Fall Leaves

Fall Leaves

Here in coastal San Diego we don’t get a very showy display of fall colors. But no matter where you live, the Internet provides a window where you can watch the Eastern leaves fall from the comfort of your computer …[Continue]

Seasons of the Year

Seasons of the Year

Ever wonder why the northern and summer hemispheres have opposite seasons? Or why the longest day of the year is considered the start of summer? Whether you are just learning when to wear a winter coat, or are studying high …[Continue]

Sun Protection

Sun Protection

Schools out! Summer sunshine is here. But don’t leave the house without your sunglasses, brimmed hat, and sunscreen. Why bother? Because despite the sun’s beneficial effects on our mood, even a small amount of daily exposure can lead to skin …[Continue]

Weather

Weather

Even though we have it every day, how much we really know about the weather? And what do meteorologists and climatologists really do? To satisfy my curiosity and yours, I went searching. This is what I found….[Continue]

Tsunami

Tsunami

On December 26, 2004, a powerful 9-magnitude earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Sumatra. It was followed by a series of smaller quakes. The resulting tsunami caused massive damage across eleven countries in southern and …[Continue]