We’re over the moon to announce that our November theme is Space! Your students can learn about our place in space and talk to some truly out-of-this-world experts! Continue reading Explorer Classroom is Out of this World!
SCIENCE A 4.565-billion-year-old space rock hints at the way Earth and other rocky planets took shape. (Phys.org) What is a meteorite? Use our introductory reference to learn more. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas NWA 11119 is the oldest igneous meteorite yet dated. What does NWA stand for? Northwest Africa. The space rock was discovered … Continue reading Oldest Igneous Meteorite May Reveal Secrets of Our Early Solar System
SCIENCE A gem-studded meteorite that fell in Sudan offers clues about the protoplanets that likely existed in our solar system’s violent past. (National Geographic) What are meteorites? Use our resource to learn more. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Ten years ago, amateur and professional astronomers tracked a meteoroid headed to Earth. Then, they tracked … Continue reading Diamonds from Space Hint at a Long-Lost Planet
SCIENCE With a simple telescope and camera, a citizen scientist has helped professional astronomers witness the never-before-seen beginnings of a star’s explosive death. (Scientific American) Learn more about supernova baby pictures with our Q&A resource. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research describes the “shock breakout phase” of a supernova. What is a supernova? … Continue reading Supernova Spotting is for Amateurs
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