science

A day in the life of the virtual teacher

Eagle Point, Ore. — The school year kicked off not too long ago in an unusual way — online. But virtual teaching, or learning, as many have discovered, isn’t easy. “I still love seeing the kids everyday even if it’s over zoom …

ScienceWorks debuts new ‘Sportsology’ exhibit

ASHLAND, Ore. — Hidden in the back of ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum is a workshop, where industrial artists, like Leo Poalombo, apply their artistic skills to education by bringing science to life. “Concepts that we need to illustrate and how that would look if we …

Lightning: Breaking down the science

MEDFORD, Ore. — Various agencies reported thousands of lightning strikes were recorded overnight Wednesday, but what actually happens when lightning strikes? Lightning is a reaction between positive and negative ions. When a cloud gets big enough, the positive charge starts to compete …

Middle schoolers attend STEM Camp for Girls

ROGUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – A hundred middle schoolers attending STEM camp for girls at Rogue Community College finished up today. The three-week camp aims to get young girls interested in the sciences at a young age. Campers said they often think of the …