Web site - Cloverbuds My National 4-H Congress Design Team Experience March 24, 2014 "I’ll never forget stepping off my plane in Atlanta for the second time and thinking, 'I get to experience this all again?' It seemed surreal, that I could be in another state, planning the National 4-H Congress, and be a member of the 2014 Design Team." ~ Critter Fink, 2014 National 4-H Congress Design Team Member 2014 4-H Wildlife & Forestry Day March 6, 2014 Come Learn About Pennsylvania's Forests and Wildlife! The Big Bang for Beginners : Starts With A Bang “It took less than an hour to make the atoms, a few hundred million years to make the stars and planets, but five billion years to make man!” -George Gamow Let’s pretend that, for all of our history on Earth, we had never once bothered to look up with any instruments beyond what our own eyes could offer. Imagine that all the technology we’d have would be the same — telescopes, electronics, GPS, etc. — as would our fundamental scientific knowledge — Einstein’s General Relativity, the Standard Model of Particle Physics, etc. — but we had just never bothered to turn our attentions toward the Universe beyond our sphere of Earthly concern. (I know, I know, you can’t even imagine. What would we find, today, if we turned our attention upwards for the first time ever? Image credit: Mila Zinkova. Up in the night sky, we’d find some different classes of objects. There would also be stars, in a variety of colors, temperatures, sizes, and distances. Image credit: NASA / JPL - Caltech. How’s that?
Quickly find free NASA educational resources NASA Educational Standards Quilts are a quick and easy way to find free NASA educational resources that align to National Math and Science Standards. The materials are available online for download and print, or you can order copies. The site starts with a menu of 5 quilts: Space Science, Mathematics, California Science, Girl Scouts, and More Education Resources. They are available online, text version, and an Excel version. You click on the quilt you are interested in. The light blue boxes have resources. In less than 5 minutes I was able to find 22 resources for one lesson for my physics class. Here are a lot more great, free Educational Resources from NASA
Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning From Space – See For Yourself (Video) – Cosmic Scientist This is a beautiful video of what happens to astronauts when they return to Earth. It was done by Planetary Collective, a group of filmmakers, visual media creatives, and thinkers who work with cosmologists, ecologists, and philosophers to explore some of the big questions facing our planet today. One man featured in the video is Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell. Once a photograph of the Earth taken from outside is available, a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose – Fred Hoyle, 1948
15 YouTube Channels of Fun Science for Kids YouTube has become a good source of educational materials. If you like watching science videos, you will love these YouTube channels of amazing science videos for kids. We shared 6 YouTube Channels for Hands-on Science Experiments You Can Do at Home. Bill Nye: although the channel has not been updated for couple years, the content already there is enough for kids to explore. SciShow: It is a great collection of science videos of different topics: historical science figures, science news, science talk show, science quizzes, most asked science questions. SpanglerScienceTV: from Steve Spangler, this channel has a ton of fun science facts, experiments, and more. asapScience: a fun site using fun drawings to explain various interesting topics from science point of view. LabofOrnithology: if you like birds, you will love this channel. BrainCraft: hosted by Vanessa Hill for PBS Digital Studios, BrainCraft explains why we act the way we do, using psychology and neuroscience. Enjoy!