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Astronomy For Kids

Astronomy For Kids

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Life Science Prompts – Middle School Science (under construction 1.12.15) #1 Create the chart below into your notebook. Watch the video and fill in the missing information: TV teaches kids about science — with one glaring exception This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A cheetah can run 70 miles per hour. Venus and Earth are about the same size. Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing Happy moon landing day! July 20, 2015 marks the 46th anniversary of Apollo 11's arrival on the moon. The lunar lander holding Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down at 4:18 PM eastern, and Armstrong became the first human in history to walk on the lunar surface at 10:56 PM. Huge amounts of aeronautical and hardware engineering effort went into the Apollo program from its birth in 1961 to its completion in 1972, as NASA and its partners designed the Saturn V rocket to get astronauts out of Earth's orbit, the command/service modules that orbited the moon, and the lunar modules that actually landed on the moon. But Apollo was also a major software project.

lesson0047 As our highlighted lesson, the submitter was awarded a $50 honorarium. See our guidelines to submit yours! Life on Mars Valentine’s Day science experiments for kids <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> The good folks at Noggin Builders can turn any day into a learning day. They have classes and camps for curious kids up to age 14. They're making this week fun with some Valentine's Day science. For more information, go to: Fizzy Treasures

Electricity for kids - and everyone else: A simple introduction! Advertisement by Chris Woodford. Last updated: April 14, 2016. If you've ever sat watching a thunderstorm, with mighty lightning bolts darting down from the sky, you'll have some idea of the power of electricity. A bolt of lightning is a sudden, massive surge of electricity between the sky and the ground beneath. NSTA Learning Center Description Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object, co-developed between NASA and NSTA, is the second of four Science Objects in the Earth, Sun, and Moon SciPack. It provides an understanding of how we know that Earth moves in a nearly circular orbit around the Sun once per year, so that we see different constellations at different times of the year. Earth rotates on its axis once per day, making it appear as though the Sun, the Moon, and the stars revolve around Earth each day. Evidence however, demonstrates that it is in fact, Earth that rotates on its axis as it orbits the Sun, just as other planets in our solar system.

Solar System, Solar System Information, Facts, News, Photos Our Cosmic Neighborhood From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects "planets," meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities—Jupiter, king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, messenger of the gods; Venus, the goddes of love and beauty, and Saturn, father of Jupiter and god of agriculture. The stargazers also observed comets with sparkling tails, and meteors or shooting stars apparently falling from the sky. Since the invention of the telescope, three more planets have been discovered in our solar system: Uranus (1781), Neptune (1846), and, now downgraded to a dwarf planet, Pluto (1930).

Mum homeschools her children by letting them play computer games for SEVEN HOURS a day School is one big game for the Pybus kids, who spend seven hours a day at home playing on consoles instead of sitting in a classroom. And their 44-year-old mum, Katie, thinks they will be better educated ­entertaining themselves in cyberspace than if she taught them to read, write and count like other home schooling parents. She said: “I don’t think the alphabet has got much to do with learning to read. “Games are the bedrock of what we do in our home education .

Causes of extinction Trilobite fossil dating to the early Edenic Period. Source: C.Michael Hogan fossil collection Causes of extinction have prehistorically been dominated by natural earth processes such as geological transformation of the Earth's crust and major climatic oscillations, as well as species interactions; however, since the ascent of modern man during the Holocene, the causes of extinction have been dominated by the activities of humans. Rates of species extinction have increased rapidly since the early Holocene epoch, chiefly due to activities of humans; further acceleration of extinction rates began approximately 1600 AD, with the onset of accelerated human population growth and expanded scope of agriculture. Natural causes of extinction are regarded as being an irrelevantly small fraction of present extinction events, but are important to understand for historical and academic context.

Newton's Apple : Teacher Guide Overview What you see when you look at the moon depends on its location in relationship to the sun and Earth. The moon never goes away or changes shape-we just see a different fraction of sunlight being reflected from the moon to Earth. So how do you explain why this happens? Start with the facts: The moon is our planet's only natural satellite. Researchers explain why bicycles balance themselves Ruina Lab/Provided An experimental bicycle designed to eliminate the gyroscopic effect of spinning wheels and the "trail" of the front wheel is still stable on its own, disproving conventional theory. The 1949 movie "Jour de Fete" shows a postman frantically chasing his bicycle, which rides away on its own.

Can a virtual reality game teach you to eat better? Video games, in general, don't do much for your waistline. While there was a brief surge of interest in exercise-themed titles in 2009–2010, the fad fizzled — and players happily returned to their couches, controllers in hand. The rise of virtual reality could alter that slightly, as many of today's games keep you moving and sometimes work up a good sweat. But Atkins Nutritionals, a company founded by Dr. Robert Atkins that promotes low-carbohydrate foods, is looking at the health benefits of VR through a different set of lenses. The company, at CES earlier this month, debuted a virtual reality game it hopes will help children (and adults) learn to make smarter choices when choosing what to eat.

Extinction - Causes Natural Causes of Extinction Climatic Heating and Cooling Climate Change is caused by a number of things. The effect that climate has on extinction is very big. The biodiverse Earth can't keep up with the rapid changes in temperature and climate. The species are not used to severe weather conditions and long seasons, or a changing chemical make-up of their surroundings.

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