Kids Club Skip to main content NASA Kids Club › Text Only Site Ready For A Challenge? Join Now! Five Nice NASA Resources for Teachers and Students NASA's website full of excellent educational resources. I just did a quick look through my archives and over the last few year I've written about NASA-related topics more than sixty times. Here are five of the most popular NASA resources for teachers and students that I've covered over the years. NASA's Lunar Electric Rover Simulator is a free iOS app that lets you explore the moon. The app is really a game in which players perform tasks to support the activities of a lunar outpost.
10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web No, it’s not Spiderman’s latest web slinging tool but something that’s more real world. Like the World Wide Web. The Invisible Web refers to the part of the WWW that’s not indexed by the search engines. Most of us think that that search powerhouses like Google and Bing are like the Great Oracle”¦they see everything.
Japanese Robot Bound for Space in August A 13.4 inch-tall humanoid robot named Kirobo will be launched into space in August. Kirobo, which has the capability to speak and carry out conversations, will join Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakada aboard the International Space Station as a conversation partner. Great news, so long as Kirobo will not be given control of the pod bay doors. Kirobo fielded questions from journalists in Tokyo in a scene that must have been strangely familiar to them. Solar Activity and Human Behavior: a link? In response to an earlier post I did about Solar Flares and GPS disruption, someone commented about the affects that solar activity can have on human behavior. Having read more about it since then, it seems that there are some interesting correlations. Here are some links I found on the subject: Sunspots and Human BehaviorThis article was published in the year 2000, just after the last Solar Maximum: The recent Solar Maximum gives us a wonderful opportunity to observe the Sun in action. Borderland Sciences has been investigating the relationship of the Sun and human behaviour for many years, and we are quite confident that we can predict behaviours based on sunspot fluctuations over very short and long durations within the Solar Cycle of 11 years.
Universe's Ordinary Matter Detailed in New Study Dec 03, 2015 10:14 AM EST By Russell Westerholm, UniversityHerald Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org) Whereas the universe is made up mostly of dark matter, which is only detectable when it interacts with other objects, another material ever-present is ordinary matter. Like Us on Facebook Advertisement Published in the journal Nature, the new study detailed how ordinary matter makes up less than five percent of the universe, though it is the only matter we know on Earth. "Now we must verify that the discovery of Abell 2744's missing baryons is applicable to the entire universe.
10 Animals You Probably Didn't Know Existed - Knowledge Salad We’ve all heard about the flying squirrel, vampire bats, and naked mole rat, but I bet you haven’t heard of Markhor, Lamprey, and Gerenuk! Here are ten animals that you probably haven’t heard of! (Too lazy to write a good introduction!) Related: NASA-backed fusion engine could cut Mars trip down to 30 days High performance access to file storage NASA, and plenty of private individuals, want to put mankind on Mars. Now a team at the University of Washington, with funding from the space agency, is about to start building a fusion engine that could get humans there in just 30 days and make other forms of space travel obsolete. Rocket fuel is just so last century "Using existing rocket fuels, it's nearly impossible for humans to explore much beyond Earth," said lead researcher John Slough, a UW research associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics in a statement. "We are hoping to give us a much more powerful source of energy in space that could eventually lead to making interplanetary travel commonplace."
1153 - Christmas Comet Lovejoy Captured at Paranal eso1153 — Photo Release 24 December 2011 The recently discovered Comet Lovejoy has been captured in stunning photos and time-lapse video taken from ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. The comet graced the southern sky after it had unexpectedly survived a close encounter with the Sun. A new time-lapse video sequence was taken by Gabriel Brammer from ESO less than two days ago on 22 December 2011. Gabriel was finishing his shift as support astronomer at the Paranal Observatory when Comet Lovejoy rose over the horizon just before dawn.
Moon Phase Activity: DIY Puzzle I’m not sure why I spent so much time making this phases of the moon activity puzzle when I have so many other things to do but, as my mother says, “I got a bee in my bonnet.” (Want more moon fun? See all 5 moon activities for kids.) I made it on poster board and used white and black card stock for the moon phases. A Year In Space Photos 2015: Pluto First Look, Water On Mars, EPIC View Of Earth And More Space exploration re-entered the public consciousness in a big way in 2015. From the box-office success of "The Martian" to the groundbreaking discoveries on Mars and elsewhere, space dominated the headlines several times this year. And the accompanying images were pretty dramatic. Here's just a small sampling of the many highlights of space photography in 2015.