How is the human voice sent through the air and heard hundreds of miles away? Why don't fish freeze? What is the science behind hand-washing?
Science is everywhere around us, and that theme is the basis of a new program hosted by the Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University that will feature the university's experts explaining scientific concepts in a digestible manner.
Grand Morsels is a virtual learning series presented in monthly interactive sessions that also allow time for questions. The first session is January 25 at 7 p.m., when Len O'Kelly, associate professor of multimedia journalism, will present "Talking Through the Air: The Science of Wireless Communication."
The program is intended for K-12 teachers along with secondary students and the community. Organizers are piloting the format, which is inspired by a similar program at Michigan Technological University, for the winter semester with plans to expand the series later, said Kris Pachla, director of the Regional Math and Science Center.