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DIY: The "Magical" Science of Magnets
Does your child have a magnetic personality? Or maybe they just like to play with the magnets on the fridge? These little items do a lot more than hold up your grocery list—they’re a great way to show kids how magical science can be! Watch their faces light up the first time they see a magnet instantly attract an object, or when they see two magnets “dance” to avoid each other.
Does breast milk impact our circadian rhythm?
You know how they say you are what you eat? Well, as far as breastfeeding goes, it might also be appropriate to say "you are when you eat." Researchers just looked into how this biological process may play a big role in how babies develop their day/night cycles. Does breast milk impact our circadian rhythm?
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About Science Matters
Science Matters is a multi-media educational initiative of VPM, Central Virginia’s PBS & NPR stations. Through our “big loud voice” of Radio, Television and the Web, we strive to inspire our community to value science and to understand its importance to our future. We couple excellent national PBS and NPR content with compelling locally produced segments which feature community partners involved in exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities in Virginia. Our community outreach events and our new Science Matters Community Events Calendar are additional vehicles for engaging audiences of all ages in ongoing discovery and exploration of all things science. Learn more about Science Matters