What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at email@example.com. This week, we learned … … who the most murderous mammals really are. Editor’s pick of the week! What is a meerkat’s mob mentality? What factors contribute to meerkat survival? Make your own meerkat … then make it kill. … this orchestra literally plays with its food. What vegetables … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week!
SCIENCE Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation—and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Hubble has taken a new image of the well-known … Continue reading Hubble Revisits an Icon
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
SCIENCE The clearest image ever taken of planets forming around an infant star has been snapped by the ALMA telescope array in high desert of Chile. (BBC) Use our resources to understand planet formation. Teachers, scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our “Teachers’ Toolkit.” Discussion Questions The short BBC article describes a “vast disc of dust and gas” … Continue reading Planet Formation Captured in Photo