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Nature’s Autumn Art

September 18, 2017 For those of us who live in a climate that experiences autumn, the leaves of trees become particularly beautiful. Leaves are the solar powered food factories of tree. more »»

Slime Time

July 26, 2017 Have you recently made slime? While there’s currently an uptick in slime-preneurs on the internet, here at the SMART-Center, we have made different kinds of slime for many year. more »»

May Flowers

May 22, 2017 Have you ever heard the expression “April showers bring May flowers”? As late spring and summer are here, the flowers are everywhere if you just look. You can stop and smell the flowers, too. more »»

It's Kite-Flying Season

April 19, 2017 Enjoying the warm, bloom-scented breezes after being closed up all winter in your house is a true delight of spring. more »»

Girls Have STEM Power

March 23, 2017 What do you think of when you hear the term “scientist” or “mathematician” or “engineer”? Do you think of a man like Albert Einstein? If you do, you are not alone. more »»

Let It Snow!

December 15, 2016 Snow is often associated with the holiday season. more »»

T. Rex and Turkey

November 14, 2016 Have you ever pulled a turkey’s “wish bone” with one of your brothers, sisters or cousins? If you have, this long tradition shows a connection between one of the favorite Thanksgiving foods and a... more »»

Super Slimy Halloween

October 11, 2016 Many of us think of “yucky” and “scary” things at Halloween. more »»

Paper, Plastic or Neither?

September 13, 2016 School has started for the year, and many of us have been back-to-school shopping. more »»

Summer Sunsets

July 12, 2016 Summer sunsets are often beautiful and almost breathtaking. The clouds glow with vibrant colors, and the friendly sun dips below our horizon. more »»

How Many Zeros in a Bazillion?

June 7, 2016 What is the largest number you know? Do you ever hear the word “bazillion”? Some people think bazillion is a really big number. Is it? One of the smallest of the large numbers is 1,000. more »»

April Showers May Bring Rainbows

April 18, 2016 Rainbows have long been seen as a symbol of hope and of encouragement. Most people love rainbows. more »»

The Girl Who Loved Math (To the Moon and Back!)

March 21, 2016 From an early age, Katherine G. Johnson loved doing mathematics. She would count everything. She loved to figure things out. She always asked questions. She was born Aug. more »»

Can You See the Light? Part Four

January 26, 2016 If you are a regular reader of the OV Parent Magazine, you may have been following this four-part series about light pollution and the role West Virginia could play as a “Dark Stat. more »»

Can You See the Light Part Three

December 14, 2015 You are now aware that light pollution exists and is a problem — see Part One in the October OV Parent Magazine. more »»

Can You See the Light (Part Two)

November 10, 2015 In last month’s issue of the Ohio Valley Parent Magazine, in the Just For Kids section, SMART Science introduced the ideas of pollution in general and specifically the idea of light pollution. more »»

An Experiment in Light Pollution: Can You See the Light?

October 6, 2015 Pollution is the act of introducing some kind of foreign “stuff” into the natural environment, usually changing the natural environment in a negative manner. Pollution can come in many form. more »»

Measuring Time

September 8, 2015 Summer vacation always seems to fly by. more »»

Reinstating Pluto as a Planet

July 14, 2015 In “Is Pluto a Planet?” in the April 2015 issue of the Ohio Valley Parent Magazine, SMART Science discussed some ideas to talk to your friends and family about what is or is not a planet. more »»

Three Rs for the Environment: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

May 7, 2015 The late spring and summer breezes bring us outdoors to enjoy the blooming flowers, fresh grass and the sweet smell after a rain. more »»



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