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This Summer is One of Worst Fire Seasons in Colorado - The Science Behind the Wildfire

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Each year, an average of more than 75,000 wildfires burn an average of about 7 million acres of land in the United States. - U.S. Forest Service   We are in the midst of one of the worst fire seasons in Colorado…
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The Science of Tornadoes

Tornado season and extreme weather have come early to parts of the midwest already this year. Tornadoes cause widespread damage and loss of lives. But what is the science behind what causes a tornado to form? Tornadoes are funnels of spinning…

Teachers Making a Difference - Mrs. Z and her Oobleck Pool of Goo

Some teachers teach from the book and others make learning come alive. Judie Zoromski, or Mrs. Z,  (say it fast and she's called Mizzy), teaches science at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Grade School in Park Ridge, Illinois. She is one of those teachers…

The Science of Wildfires

It’s wildfire season and people across the country watch the conditions and the weather hoping their home will be spared. Areas with dense trees, grass, shrubs or other plant growth are more susceptible to wildfires, especially after a…

Fire Tornadoes - How Wildfires Burn Tree Top to Tree Top

When you picture a tornado, most of us imagine a whirling column of air poking down from the clouds. But this tornado-like effect is not limited to just the air - a fire tornado or fire whirl is just like a tornado but it's made of fire. As…