Did you know that spider silk is one of the strongest natural materials found on our planet? A spider’s silk is 5x stronger than a piece of steel of the same size!
Fog… the word is associated with everything from lethargy to romance to suspense. Fog sets the tone in the most iconic movie scenes: the final goodbye in Casablanca, Jack Nicholson stumbling through a snowy hedge maze, Mr. Darcy striding across the fields at dawn. What creates this
Volcanoes! The word itself conjures images of tumbling, racing lava and massive clouds of ash. Volcanoes result when underground molten rock (magma), bits of solid rock, and steam break through the earth’s surface. If this matter and energy builds up pressure before suddenly
Winter is in the air and the holidays are in full swing! We spend so much time hustling and bustling about with Christmas shopping and planning, we sometimes forget to slow down and enjoy the season. This month, we are encouraging you to take a leisure stroll on your favorite trails to see some our
Every aspect of our entire planet is composed of just 92 naturally occurring elements, and we organize them in a chart called the periodic table. Some of these elements are familiar to us, like oxygen, or gold. Others might not be as recognizable, such as astatine, or iridium.
What makes the leaves change? Each tree has its own special pigment but as plants reside in their dormant stage during the spring and summer the colors are muted by the green that is produced by chlorophyll. As Fall approaches, the leaves can show their true colors in a beautiful display of reds,
Here is one of my favorite education ambassadors at the museum! This is DJ. He is a common chuckwalla, one of our education animal ambassadors here at the Cook Museum of Natural Science. His job is to help guests learn about lizards! He participates in classes, Live Animal
Take a deep breath and let it out. Did you see anything go in and out of your nose and mouth? No? But you definitely felt it! So, what is in the air we breathe, and why can’t we see it? Our planet consists of almost 100 different elements. Everything that makes up