Winds were gusting to 102 MPH and the wind chill was -40°F, but that didn't stop two Mt. Washington Observatory staff members from heading out on the observation deck this week to see what it was like.
Tonight, June 20, is the summer solstice,which is the longest day of the year. Yup, while Mondays generally seem longer than usual, this one actually was.
But there is something happening tonight that hasn't been seen in Maine since 1967 and it won't happen again until 2062!
Joanna Torrow from the museum talks to us about some of the cool things for kids and adults happening Thursday (10/15/2015) at the Maine State Museum. It's "Earth Science Day" and admission is free all day. The actual event runs form 9-3...
A smartphone + a few supplies + a few minutes = a super cool little microscope you can see with a magnification of up to 175X! And you can take photos of what you find. BONUS! Check out the video for the project. Great for home-schooled kids or maybe a science class that is lacking in the microscope department. What a great idea!
The 'five second rule' is that if food hits the floor, you have five seconds to pick it and still be safe. Well, it turns our food does not pick up that many germs when it lands on the floor. It was tested on carpet, laminated surface, and tile. Researchers did not see any big growth. But the type of flooring made a difference.