Hot & Cold Water Science Experiment – HooplaKidzLab ExpeRimental: The Soap Boat Water Experiment Send molecules flying with this super fun and easy science experiment for kids (and adults): The Soap Boat Water Experiment from The Royal Institution's ExpeRimental series. Comedian Rufus Hound and his son Alby make ... How to make a Crazy Pool Vortex – Physics Girl Migrations in Motion As climate change alters habitats and disrupts ecosystems, where will animals move to survive? And will human development prevent them from getting there? This map shows the average direction mammals, birds, and amphibians need to move to track hospitable climates as they shift across the landscape. How? Researchers from University of Washington and The Nature Conservancy modeled potential habitat for 2954 species using climate change projections and the climatic needs of each species. Using flow models from electronic circuit theory, they plotted movement routes for each species, connecting current habitats with their projected locations under climate change.
NOVA Exploring the Life and Legacy of Percy Julian In the fall of 2015, two seventh graders from Houston contacted NOVA seeking information about Percy Julian, the subject of their National History Day project. Their... Read Full Post From Education Blog | Dec 14, 2016 Matt Denton Divide & Conquer: STEM Apps for the Classroom STEMSTEMSTEMSTEMSTEMSTEMSTEM. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH. STEM is everywhere these days...YES!
The Simply Scientific Classroom: Element Superhero Pages This Blog Linked From Here The Web Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Element Superhero Experiments For Kids: Learn About Spring Weather With Fun Activities As Canadians, we love to talk about the weather. But can we explain how weather happens to our kids? How do we answer the questions: "Why is the sky blue?" Meteor showers from space What am I looking at? Meteor showers on Earth are caused by streams of meteoroids hitting our atmosphere. These meteoroids are sand- and pebble-sized bits of rock that were once released from their parent comet. Some comets are no longer active and are now called asteroids. This visualization shows these meteoroid streams orbiting the Sun, some stretching to the outer regions of the solar system. Select the meteor shower in the menu to see the corresponding meteoroid stream in space.
Say Hello To Earth 2.0! Historic Kepler Discovery Suggests We Are Not Alone Remember the name Kepler 452b. Because in our search to discover if we are alone in this vast and fascinating universe, a sole life-harboring world among countless dead and uninhabitable planets, we may finally have a true candidate for Earth 2.0. For the first time, scientists have found what appears to be a rocky world orbiting a Sun-like star at almost exactly the same distance that Earth orbits our own Sun. While other potentially habitable planets have been found before, this is the first that could plausibly be another Earth. This might be the real deal, people. Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids Wind What is wind? Wind is air in motion. It is produced by the uneven heating of the earth’s surface by the sun.
artisan des arts: Outer space nebula/galaxy paintings - grade 6 (science link) I have been teaching my grade sixes about outer space, and I wanted to do an art project that tied in with it. Today, my best friend Liz came to volunteer in my classroom, and brought with her her expertise in painting space portraits (this girl's amazing - she needs to put together an Etsy account asap!) Before coming, Liz asked me to buy black fabric, acrylic paint, and sponges, and said that she could show the class how to make a foolproof picture of a nebula. By delicately tapping layers of paint onto the fabric using a sponge, Liz showed my students how to create a milky, cloudy effect that emulated nebulae.
What Are All The Elements In The Periodic Table Actually Used For? There are 118 elements in the periodic table. Everybody knows calcium is the stuff in milk and bones, chlorine goes into swimming pools, and helium floats balloons. But, besides sitting in some scientist's cupboard, what’s the use of molybdenum, antimony, or gallium? Keith Enevoldsen has created an interactive periodic table that shows the everyday applications of all the known elements, except for the superheavy elements, which are short lived, don’t exist in nature, and are only really used in atomic research. Take, for example, strontium. Arctic Web Map Arctic Web Map (AWM) is an Arctic-specific web mapping tool allowing researchers to customize map projections for scientifically accurate visualization and analysis, a function that is critical for arctic research but missing in existing web mapping platforms. It provides a visually appealing tool for education and outreach to a wider audience. Arctic Web Map has two components: An Arctic-focused tile server, and a Leaflet-based client library.
NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth A newly discovered exoplanet, Kepler-452b, comes the closest of any found so far to matching our Earth-sun system. This artist’s conception of a planetary lineup shows habitable-zone planets with similarities to Earth: from left, Kepler-22b, Kepler-69c, the just announced Kepler-452b, Kepler-62f and Kepler-186f. Last in line is Earth itself. Credits: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech