Science Word of the Day

What are “superfluids”?

YES!  Just what Reeko likes to see - a kid interested in learning!  Check back here every week to see what the new Science Word of the Day is.  Just think, after a year of this you'll be a genius!  This science word for today is: "Superfluid". Superfluids From the strange but true department, a superfluid is a liquid that flows without friction. Its properties produce some very bizarre behaviors. For instance, if liquid helium is cooled to -452 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes a superfluid and will suddenly be able to do things that no other liquid is capable of doing. If you took a glass of water and twirled it around until the liquid inside was spinning, and then set that glass on the…
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What is a “phobia”?

YES!  Just what Reeko likes to see - a kid interested in learning!  Check back here every week to see what the new Science Word of the Day is.  Just think, after a year of this you'll be a genius!  This science word for today is: "Phobia". Phobia Phobias are fears of specific things or situations that all people feel. In most cases, phobias are perfectly normal and serve to keep us safe. For instance, the fear of heights (acrophobia) keeps us from calmly walking off of tall buildings. On the other hand there are some phobias that are quite strange. Here’s a list of very weird phobias. Ablutophopbia: the fear of washing oneself or having a bath, a common condition suffered by nerds. Allodoxaphobia:…
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What is a “LED”?

YES!  Just what Reeko likes to see - a kid interested in learning!  Check back here every week to see what the new Science Word of the Day is.  Just think, after a year of this you'll be a genius!  This science word for today is: "LED". LED LEDs are a special diode that emit light when connected to a battery.  Each LED has a semi-conductor "chip" inside of it.  When an electrical voltage is applied, the electrons will only flow in one direction and when the jump across the chip they are attracted to other positively charged particles.  When a negative and positive charge are combined a "quantum" of energy is emitted in the form of a "photon" of light.  The color of the…
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Insects

YES!  Just what Reeko likes to see - a kid interested in learning!  Check back here every week to see what the new Science Word of the Day is.  Just think, after a year of this you'll be a genius!  This science word for today is: "Insects". Insects Insects are a class of animal that have an exoskeleton, three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes, and two antennae. Most hatch from eggs. They can move by walking, flying, or even swimming. There are over 900,000 species of insects throughout the world. Some interesting insect facts: Grasshoppers have ears on their front legs. Only three types of animals fight their battles in organized formations - people, crows, and ants. Mosquito have killed more human beings than…
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What is “water poisoning”?

YES!  Just what Reeko likes to see - a kid interested in learning!  Check back here every week to see what the new Science Word of the Day is.  Just think, after a year of this you'll be a genius!  This science word for today is: "water poisoning". Water poisoning We all know we must have water, or H2O, to survive. Since water makes up 66 percent of the human body, it’s pretty easy to understand that without water, we will not live long. Water lurks in the spaces between the cells and it constantly being excreted through sweat, urination, and when we exhale. You have to replace all that lost water but, you can indeed drink too much water. In 2010, a 28-year-old California…
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What does “Antibacterial” mean?

YES!  Just what Reeko likes to see - a kid interested in learning!  Check back here every week to see what the new Science Word of the Day is.  Just think, after a year of this you'll be a genius!  This science word for today is: "Antibacterial". Antibacterial Bacteria are single cell organisms that can be found all over the place including in the air, on surfaces of objects, and even on your body. Sometimes they can cause bad diseases including tuberculosis, cholera, strep throat, meningitis, and pneumonia and sometimes the bacteria are spread by people not keeping their hands and bodies clean. People used to wash bacteria off of their bodies using soap which loosens the dirt and allows the water to wash it…
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What is “Vomitus”

YES!  Just what Reeko likes to see - a kid interested in learning!  Check back here every week to see what the new Science Word of the Day is.  Just think, after a year of this you'll be a genius!  This science word for today is: "Vomitus". Vomitus Vomitus is the stuff that you throw up from the stomach when you vomit. It usually contains food and some stomach acids that your body produces to help digest food (which explains why sometimes vomit burns your nose). Vomiting can actually help protect you from serious injury or even death. If you eat of drink something that your body thinks is poisonous, your stomach sends a signal to your brain to get rid of it. These signals…
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