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Water Information for Children

Humans, plants, animals, even bugs would not be able to survive without water. However, it’s important to always make sure that the water that you are drinking is safe water. A lot of the water that can be found around is not safe to drink. It may be polluted with bad chemicals that can make you sick if you drink it. Some water on the ground isn’t safe to drink so you have to be careful. You also have to be careful around water, especially if you can’t swim.Water Games: A lot of different fun games. Some are just fun games but some games also teach kids about water safety or what water is made of.Scouting Games: Some links to games that can be played outside, like water balloon games and other activities with similar themes.Word Scrabble: Multiple scrabble games related to drinking water and groundwater.Water Alert: Game that teaches […]

Boaters’ Savior, Tourist Delight – Florida Lighthouses

The state of Florida is home to some of the greatest examples of lighthouses in the United States and around the world. Many of the lighthouses are open to the public for viewing and sightseeing and can provide tourists with some wonderful photographs to bring home after a vacation in Florida. Even if there is no public access to these beautiful constructions, you can still get some good shots of the lighthouses from other areas surrounding the building.The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the only lighthouse in Florida that is an historic landmark. It was built in 1887 and is open to the public. Visitors are allowed to climb to the top of the lighthouse and it offers a stunning view from the very top. There are museums on the grounds where visitors can view the keeper’s quarters and some lens exhibits that display some wonderful examples of lighthouse lenses.St. George […]

Vehicle Emissions

Emissions from automobiles are one of the greatest contributing agents of air pollution in major cities across the globe. Driving a personal car is the most polluting activity of most citizens. Car emissions contain a range of many toxic pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, benzene, and polycyclic hydrocarbons lead.Combustion ProcessA car is moved by burning fuel in an engine and its by-products are released in the combustion process into the surrounding environment. The by-products are released by the processes such as evaporative emissions, exhaust emissions, and refueling losses.Perfect Combustion: The fuels like diesel and gasoline contain hydrocarbons, which is a mixture and carbon and hydrogen atoms. In the perfect combustion process, the oxygen from the air converts the hydrogen from the fuel to water and carbon into carbon dioxide, thus nitrogen in the atmosphere is left undisturbed. But, in the real combustion process, several kinds […]

Oceanography Resources

Some may think that oceanography means swimming with dolphins or looking at sea urchins while soaking up sun in the Pacific Ocean. What many don’t know about Oceanography requires disciplined study and an education including studies in high level mathematics and sciences. To learn more about Oceanography and where you can further an education in this field, look at the list of links below.SCRIPPS Institute of OceanographyWoods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionRosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric ScienceUniversity of Washington School of OceanographyBermuda Institute of Ocean SciencesUniversity of Rhode Island Graduate School of OceanographySchool of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, BangorSea Grant NationalVehicle and Boat DonationsMarine Biology WebFisheries and Ocean CanadaSchool of Marine and Atmospheric SciencesMarine Mammal LinksAcoustical Oceanography Research GroupSouthern California Association of Marine Invertebrate Taxonomists (SCAMIT)Marine Institute of Georgia

Effect of Salt on the Boiling Temperature of Water

Many people assume that the laws of physics are set in stone. When it comes to the freezing point or boiling point of water, everybody who has ever studied a little bit of science would be able to say water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Not many people realize that the boiling point of water can actually be changed, depending on what you place into the water.This is true for something like salt, which elevates the boiling temperature of water in a process known as boiling point elevation. Basically, water is known as a solvent and salt is known as a non-volatile solute. When you add something like salt to a solvent like water, it makes water become an impure solvent and raises its boiling point above that of pure solvents.Though salt raises the boiling point of water, it doesn’t do it very […]