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Complete Guide to Butterfly Watching From Your Window

Complete Guide to Butterfly Watching From Your Window Butterflying is a popular hobby that involves observing butterflies in their natural habitats. Sitting at your window and watching butterflies flit happily from flower to flower can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity. Butterflies expend energy as they fly, so they need to feed on the nectar

Beyond Energy – The Sun and The Solar System

Beyond Energy – The Sun and the Solar System On a daily basis the Sun provides the Earth with warmth and light. These are two items that are essential for sustaining life on the planet. In addition, the Sun is also a source of energy to help power our homes and businesses. It can be

Close That Window – A Family Guide to Energy Savings

Close That Window – A Family Guide to Energy Savings One of the tasks that is dreaded by most homeowners is opening the utility and fuel bills during the winter. The thought of paying extra money to keep your home warm and bright can dampen even the brightest spirits. Utility and heat costs can add

Amazing Stained Glass Windows

Amazing Stained Glass Windows The most spectacular, historic and eye-catching stained glass windows are scattered around the globe. While many stained glass windows are to be found in the cathedrals of Europe, the art form has evolved continuously over the centuries, with more modern examples found in libraries and other secular and modern spaces, as

Glossary of Glass Making Terms

Glossary of Glass Making Terms Written by: Bill Herren Glossary of Glassmaking Terms Today, it is almost impossible to go through the day without seeing various types of glass objects. Many everyday objects, from drinking glasses to computer screens to windows, are made of glass. Most people see glass and never put much thought into

How Glass is Made

How Glass is Made Written by: Bill Herren Glass making in some form dates back approximately 4,500 years. At its inception, glass making was a rare art, creating sought after pieces of significant value. Over the millennia, however, glass making has evolved to become commonplace and standard. The process of making glass involves combining materials

Telescopes: The Windows to Solar Space

  Telescopes: The Windows to Solar Space Telescopes are observational instruments that give humanity a look at the universe beyond Earth. Since their first use in 1609 by Galileo Galilei, they have contributed greatly to the fields of astronomy and physics. In addition, they have shattered many superstitions and myths about Earth’s place among the

Safety Tips for American Weather Emergencies

Safety Tips for American Weather Emergencies Written by: Bill Herren Throughout the United States, various forms of extreme weather can cause considerable property damage, endanger lives and interrupt regular communication or transportation services. Wherever you live, it’s well worth acquainting yourself with the most common forms of severe weather systems affecting your area. Understanding what

An Educational Guide to Earth Science

An Educational Guide to Earth Science The Earth provides us with a variety of resources that we can use and enjoy. Within the Earth we can enjoy the land, water and sky. The Earth also provides us with opportunities to study these resources. At an early age, students can learn about the different areas of

Energy and Newton’s Laws of Motion

Energy and Newton’s Laws of Motion Motion is one of the main topics in physics. Every single thing in the universe moves, even if it is very very, very slowly. Throughout history, there have been many scientists that have studied motion, and several different laws and rules have been discovered. These rules and laws have