Sound in Water

Sound in Water

Did you know that sound travels over four times faster through water than through air? Next time you poke your head underwater, notice how it is difficult to tell which direction sound is coming from – that’s because it’s traveling so fast that...

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How Erosion Influences Toyon Bay

How Erosion Influences Toyon Bay

Here at Toyon Bay erosion is constantly taking place! Erosion, the process in which the earth’s surface is worn away, can be caused by a number of ways including wind, rain, crashing waves, and even humans. As wind blows against the earth’s...

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Waves 101

Waves 101

Waves start far away from the beach, out in the open water. As wind brushes up along the ocean, friction is created between the wind and the water, transferring energy from the wind to the water molecules. As the wind continues to push against...

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Happy Pi Day! 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m.

Happy Pi Day! 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m.

We may not teach a course on geometry at CIMI, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the importance of pi (π). Pi is a mathematical constant that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Ancient Egyptians and...

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