Category: Asides

Doodling May Draw Students into Science

Doodling May Draw Students into Science – Science teachers may want to add doodling to their lesson plans, say researchers who found the freehand drawing may help students learn science.

Interactive Seismic Wave Chart

Interactive Seismic Wave Chart – Not sure how I missed this for so long, but this is a really cool tool for demonstrating how to use the seismic wave lag time chart.

Star-forming galaxies like grains of sand

Star-forming galaxies like grains of sand – Thousands of galaxies crowd into this Herschel image of the distant Universe. Each dot is an entire galaxy containing billions of stars.

What do farts have in common with earthquakes?

What do farts have in common with earthquakes? – “we can make general predictions about the phenomenon in terms of magnitude and recurrence, but the size and timing of each specific event are random”

The Thrill of Mapping the Last Unexplored Mountain Range

Adrienne Block: The Thrill of Mapping the Last Unexplored Mountain Range

Blue Moon on New Year’s Eve

Blue Moon on New Year’s Eve – The term “blue moon” simply refers to the second full moon in a calendar month, something that hasn’t happened on a New Year’s Eve for nearly 20 years.

Resources and Materials for Science Education

The NYC Department of Education – presents a comprehensive listing or new resources and materials for science education in your classroom. Resources expand to include student opportunities as well.

Simulate Galaxies Merging with Galaxy Zoo

Simulate Galaxies Merging with Galaxy Zoo – Select galaxies and watch them crash into each other, whirl around and spill their stars into the universe.

Science Fair Central

Science Fair Central – Discovery Education Science Fair Central offers ideas for science fair projects and experiments for kids.

Upcoming Leonid Meteor Shower 11/17-18/2009

Upcoming Leonid Meteor Shower 11/17-18/2009 – Peak viewing will be in the wee hours of the night of November 17-18.