This Week in Geographic History: Solar Eclipse

Check out our Pinterest board for more related resources! We’re slowing down for the summer! Instead of our usual roundup of “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events, here’s a closer look at one historic event that connects to something in the news today. We’ve also matched it with a map or visual, background information, and additional resources. Friday, August 11 TDIGH: Most Widely Viewed … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History: Solar Eclipse

Getting Ready for the Eclipse

By Jay Pasachoff A solar eclipse is a wonderful thing to see, and as an astronomer, I am trying to do my part to spread the word and teach kids how to observe it safely. On August 21, the Moon will block the Sun as seen from North America and down through mid-South America. The path of totality, during which the everyday Sun is entirely … Continue reading Getting Ready for the Eclipse

11 Things We Learned This Week

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at This week, we learned … … a new strain of “super grass” could cut methane emissions from cattle. What other animals may contribute to methane emissions?   … the moon is a more violent place than we thought. How do lunar craters go hiding in plain sight?   … The … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

See the Solar Eclipse

SCIENCE Lucky skywatchers in Southeast Asia get a rare front-row seat to a total eclipse, and Pacific islanders will see a still-dazzling partial eclipse. But the rest of the world doesn’t have to miss out: You can watch it live online, right here. (Nat Geo News) In the South Pacific? Use our resources to build a solar eclipse viewer! Teachers, scroll down for a quick … Continue reading See the Solar Eclipse

Moonlit Migration

SCIENCE During the dark winter months in the Arctic Ocean, zooplankton migrate by the light of the silvery moon. (Christian Science Monitor) Use our fun activity to navigate plankton migration through poetry. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to the Christian Science Monitor, plankton usually engage in diel vertical migration. What is diel vertical … Continue reading Moonlit Migration