SCIENCE Get a good look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot while you can. The giant storm is shrinking, and it might fade into memory within your lifetime. (Business Insider) Use our activity to learn more about the Great Red Spot and what it has in common with storms on Earth. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion … Continue reading Jupiter’s Great Red Spot May Soon Be a Great Red Memory
SCIENCE The first science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world. (NASA) D’you know about Juno? Catch up with our media-rich study guide! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why are Jupiter’s polar storms (like the swirls that dot the Jovian … Continue reading Jupiter Gets its Close-Up
Here’s an advance look at some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Wednesday, January 4 TDIGH: Euro Makes its International Debut Though the euro became the official currency of the European Union in 1999, today only … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, January 2 – 8
SCIENCE While we wait for NASA’s Juno team to release some images, here are some facts about the mission, the spacecraft, and the world it now calls home. (Nat Geo News) Learn a little about Jupiter’s swirling atmosphere with our fun activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. This animation simulates Juno’s view of Jupiter during one … Continue reading D’you Know about Juno?
SCIENCE NASA has taken the first small step in a mission to explore Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, one of the most likely places in our solar system for alien life to exist. (Smithsonian) Our Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand has also been “Looking for Life” on Europa—learn how! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Smithsonian … Continue reading NASA Mission Will Look for Life