Learning happens everywhere. But right now, especially, a lot of learning happens at home. So we bring you weekly learning snacks, some tidbits, a few dollops of information to keep your knowledge oh-so-fresh. You’ll find something for kids who are little, kids in the middle, kids who are bigger, and something to consider – all from CT Public and the public media names you trust.
Which Stories Count?
Winter counts are pictographic historical records used by many Plains Indian Nations to maintain a communal memory and aid the groups’ oral historians. What would your community include in their winter count?
The host calls it “spontaneous resumption of function” which is fun to say, but essentially frogs can freeze themselves solid with no heartbeat for weeks at a time and come back to life in spring. Sign me up!
Math proves that Christmas lights are almost impossible to keep untangled, and if Santa is real his reindeer are all female.
Maybe you’re flush with it or maybe it’s the root of all evil, but cash seems to be going out of style. Weigh the pros and cons and decide – Should we become a cashless society?