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Women Engineers Arlyne Simon

Fall Issue, 2021

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This issue features the inspiring story of Engineer, Inventor, Author, Arlyne Simon.

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In This Issue

SCIENCE in the NEWS TOP Stories
Hot Hot Hot! Summer 2021 Sets Record For Heat Waves Did this summer feel hotter than ever? That’s because it was! Across the U.S., different regions experienced record-breaking 
Let’s Talk Science
Particle Physics: Elementary
particles – the building blocks of the universe
Space
Science Like A Girl – Arlyne Simon
When a nurse hooks a syringe to a syringe pump, she isn’t thinking about the regulations and research it took to ensure a perfect fit every time – she wants to save a life. When an
Into the Future – Growing Vegetables Inside Skyscrapers
However, the world’s population is growing so fast that scientists worry that agriculture won’t be able to keep up. We already use more than half the Earth’s land area to produce
Kid Contribution: UNICORNS ARE REAL
What do you mean, “Unicorns are real?” Well…this is just the beginning of a much larger concept that is rooted in mathematics and stems farther into today’s jobs. Yes,
Blast from the Past – Alice Ball 1892–1916
IN THE EARLY 1900S, BEFORE HAWAII HAD BECOME AN OFFICIAL STATE, A MAN NAMED HARRY HOLLMANN WORKED AS A TREATING PHYSICIAN AT KALIHI HOSPITAL. Dr. Hollmann’s job
What’s the SCIENCE?
When you’re sick or feeling lousy, you rely on medicine to help you feel better. Today, a lot of medicine is manufactured in a laboratory where chemicals can be combined in just the right
DID YOU KNOW
Leaves change color in the Fall because there is less sunlight, which reduces photosynthesis and highlights the orange carotenoids and yellow xanthophyll pigments that are usually
MIND MUDDLERS
1. You could call this artery-clogging substance “the cow’s revenge,” as it’s found only in animal products. a) Saturated fat b) Oil c) Cholesterol d) Triglycerides 2. What are the only cells in the human body that don’t have
Science Poster- 7 Constellations everyone Can Find – 
URSA MAJOR How to find: Look for the Big Dipper asterism Did you know? The Stors Merak and Dubhe in Ursa Major can be used to find the North Star – Polaris CASSIOPEIA How to find
Sci & Tech – Why Is the Sky Blue on Earth but Butterscotch on Mars?
Sunsets are red Clear skies are blue Rayleigh Scattering Makes it all be true (Unless you are on Mars…) Why is the sky blue? When the Sun’s rays reach the Earth, they don’t just shine down
How to Go Anywhere (and Not Get Lost)
Before humans arrived in the Americas, journeys were mostly completed over land or short distances by water. Reaching the Americas from Asia was a task that we humans had to work up
Watch Me Work – Claire Malone
As a scientist, I think it is very important to explain to the public what I am looking at in my research. That is why I make my work accessible to everyone who is interested. I was especially
CROSSWORD
Across 2. Growing plants without soil 7. Charged atoms 8. Radioactive, odorless noble gas 10. Together with 9 down-also known as Vitamin C 14. Short term memory in computers
Science Hacks – Don’t have a Bluetooth speaker or headphones handy?
Option 1: Bowl phone speaker Take a ceramic bowl and put your phone right side up (speakers facing downward). The sound waves will spread out in all directions, which means they will
AURORAS
The journey starts all the way back at the Sun. Bursts of charged particles from the Sun’s upper atmosphere (the corona) are carried out into the solar system by solar wind. Some of those
Kitchen Science -Frankenworms
Ingredients: • Gummy worms• 5 Tablespoons Baking Soda• Vinegar• Warm water• Cutting board• Sharp knife• 2 clear cups 1. Slice up the gummy worms into thin, long worms (about ¼ of
Incredible Innovations – LARGE HADRON COLLIDER
A hadron is a subatomic particle made of two or more quarks that are held together by a strong force. Protons and neutrons, which are parts of an atom, are examples of hadrons.
GROWING IN GRATITUDE
Maybe you think of certain seasons or holidays when we’re encouraged to show thanks and appreciate what we have. Or maybe you imagine something or someone that you’re grateful
Guess What Animals
1 This endangered species is the largest flying bird in North America and can fly as high as 15,000 feet. 2 There are over 1,800 types of this species whose triangular head can turn 180
Particle Physics
Elementary particles – the building blocks of the universe. Photon – a type of boson that makes up light. Gluons – a type of boson that carries forces between quarks in creating a strong force

Environment
Trees Can Fart And They’re Emitting Greenhouse Gas You fart, I fart, but did you know that trees can fart too? After a tree dies, it can release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air
Stephen Hawking
We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things.
Stephen Hawking
Guess What Animals
1 This endangered species is the largest flying bird in North America and can fly as high as 15,000 feet. 2 There are over 1,800 types of this species whose triangular head can turn 180

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