The History of the Christmas Tree

Tonight and tomorrow, many families will gather around the Christmas tree to exchange gifts. If you stop to think about it, the tradition of the Christmas tree is a bit strange. Why do we cut down a tree, drag it inside, and festoon it with lights and shiny decorations each year? In keeping with the C2 Education tradition, we wanted to provide a holiday-inspired teachab…

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Posted December 24th, 2014

Holiday Lights Wattage – Put Your Math Skills to Work

How many watts do Christmas lights use? Ever wonder how much power you really need for all those strands of Christmas lights? A little bit of simple math can help you figure it out. To calculate wattage on a strand of lights, multiply bulb wattage by the total number of lights on the strand to get the total. Watts is a measurement of the amount of energy…

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Posted December 19th, 2014