SCIENCE Geography is destiny for space rocks. A single space rock can go from asteroid or comet to meteoroid to meteor to meteorite, depending on where it is in the solar system at the time. (Royal Observatory Greenwich) Sort out your space rocks here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas ASTEROIDS What are asteroids? Asteroids … Continue reading Sort Out Your Space Rocks
SCIENCE So, a Twitter spat between astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and rapper B.o.B over the flat Earth theory has turned into a full-blown rap battle. (NPR) Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk to see what B.o.B. is up against. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why is rapper B.o.B. picking a fight with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse … Continue reading Flat-Out Rap Battle
SCIENCE A planet larger than Earth could be hiding in the cold, dark depths of our solar system. SO EXCITING!!!! (Nat Geo News) What is a planet, anyway? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The good folks over at Caltech probably discovered a planet lurking in the “cold, dark … Continue reading Planet Nine from Outer Space!
When it comes to our planet, we are used to its seasons and weather patterns. And while we can predict the onset of hurricanes and tornadoes, it is often difficult to determine when earthquakes may strike or when volcanoes may erupt. By studying natural events on Earth, however, scientists can learn about other planets and their moons. By looking for commonalities in natural events and physical land formations, scientists … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: What it Means to be Frozen in Space
SCIENCE NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has shaken its one-thousandth planet from the sky. Eight new worlds beyond our solar system boost the number of Kepler’s confirmed planets to 1,004 (if you’re keeping count). (National Geographic News) What is a planet? Use our resources to find out! Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Kepler, NASA’s amazing mission … Continue reading NASA Discovers New Batch of Earthlike Planets