We worry about sexting by minors. What it says about their sexual and relationship health. The short and long term effects sexually explicit photographs distributed by cell phone or posted online can have on their lives.
This month, we examine inner space – DNA, a part of your body that is too small to see, but that makes each living thing unique. After examining what DNA is and why it is in the news today, there are two activities. You may extract actual DNA from banana cells using some commonly found materials and tools.
So much of what we encounter each day is shaped by engineering. Engineers work in many different ways and take on many projects. Engineers take the principles of science and math and apply them directly to making things or solving problems.
As the US enters tornado season, there is a lot to know about these funnel-shaped summer storms. What causes them? How strong are their winds? Which months have the most tornadoes? Popular films make it look as if all the action happens in the funnel cloud itself, but in reality, dangerous winds are swirling up to several miles away.
From 4-H clubs to summer camps to athletic teams, every youth program has something that makes it special. While one group is painting a mural or designing a fair exhibit, another group is planting trees or building a Web site.
CYFERnet continues the “It’s a Mystery” exploration and looks at light pollution with the GLOBE at Night project. It’s a Mystery! The world turns; the sun rises. It's different every day but with a rhythm and based on science that has intrigued humans since the dawn of time.
Activity 1: Mysterious Words from the Past. What exactly is a flash in the pan, and what’s so bad about sailing close to the wind? There are forgotten meanings behind these common phrases. Activity 2: Recaptcha, Where Humans are Smarter than Computers. In this activity, you may be able to crack a code that computers haven’t: written English.