All About Science - A weekly feature in the Ponca City News Midweek
Sophic Pursuits, Inc. writes a weekly column in the Ponca City News Midweek. (Link to the Ponca City News.) Yet, space is limited and sometimes there is a need to provide links to more information or to some of the resources discussed in the column. For example, in a March 2015 column patterns for making newspaper kites were mentioned or in about tornadoes was referenced. So, here is a place to get that type of information! If you want to view a collection of columns - Click Here.
Keeping Flowers Fresh
- Here is the Reactions Video
What is in that Brown Bottle
Mosquito as a source of illness and Zika
- Here is a link to the ACS ReactionsVideo
Here are some links to paper airplane patterns:
Chemistry in Oklahoma
Want to learn more about iodine? Or, the oil and gas industry? Here are some helpful links:
From the Linus Pauling Institute - Iodine
Astronomical Guides and Resource
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Night Sky Planner can be found here.
Oklahoma Geology Guides
Looking for a bit of an in State adventure for the summer break? How about looking at the geology of the world around you. Most States have a geologic society. Check out the individual geologic society websites for your particular area. But, here is a link to the Oklahoma Geology Guides. Guide 36 is of particular interest to Kay and Osage Counties. Other free Geology Resources including a geologic time scale can be found at the Geological Society of America.
Physics of Baseball & Information on Baseball Bat Performance
* The Physics of Baseball by Alan Nathan - A collection of various articles on the performance of the bat, the ball and the collision. * More on the performance of the batand optimum bat weight by sport - little league, softball, and majors - by Daniel Russell.
Earth Day - Links to Information and Activities:
The Environmental Protection Agency's Earth Day Site The United Nations Earth Day Site Information on the National Chemical Historic Landmark - Rachel Carson
In a March 2015 column, the PBS Newspaper Kites Instructions were referenced. The PBS article can be found here (www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/newspaper-kites).
However, the internet is filled with kite patterns/plans. Here is a sample:
Doppler Radar and Tornadoes
The John P. Finley book can be found here.