Browsing Posts tagged astronomy

Here’s what’s going on at the NASA Earth Observatory, brought to you by Fred Beyer at EarthSciTeach. World of Change: Yellow River Delta Once free to wander up and down the coast of the North China Plain, the Yellow River Delta has been shaped by levees, canals, and jetties in recent decades. Water Watchers In […]

BY EMILY JACK In Europe in the early 1600s, witch hunts were common practice and people were burned at the stake. Health care included bloodletting and surgery without anesthesia. And expeditions to the so-called New World were launching a new era of cruelty and genocide. But even during those dark times, a scientific revolution was […]

BY BILL FERRIS One of the first lessons I learned as a kid was not to look at the sun. As lessons go, it was a pretty easy one to learn, since ignoring it kinda hurts. Extreme astronomer Gary Palmer wants you to disregard that advice and take a good long look into that burning […]

BY REBECCAH HAINES Understandably, this summer has included a lot of reminiscing about the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing, as this year was its 40th anniversary. Since it’s also the International Year of Astronomy, I thought a review of a really cool website related to the moon landing was in order. A really spectacular resource I’ve […]

BY BILL FERRIS This week’s MBTN features an express flight to Mars, Web 2.0 project ideas, alternatives to book reports, and online sites where you can learn a new language. Read about all of it after the jump.

BY NICK YINGLING According to the plot summary for Teen Wolf on Wikipedia, “High school student Scott Howard is seventeen years old, sick of being average and wishing he were special… Scott keeps undergoing changes and eventually undergoes a complete change and becomes a wolf… During the final basketball game, Scott refuses to “wolf out” […]

BY BILL FERRIS Want to feel insignificant? No, you say? I’ll take that as a yes. If you were already feeling like a tiny speck of dust in the universe, these YouTube1 videos will show you just how tiny we are in the grand scheme of the universe. Each video sizes up Earth against the […]

For this month’s random roundup, we’ve selected the Library of Congress, our nation’s storehouse of pretty much everything worth knowing. As you’d expect, a lot of great resources for teachers have been derived from the Library. See your tax dollars at work.

The early buzz about the world wide web was that it would throw open the floodgates of the world’s accumulated knowledge, creating a window into the cultures of the most far-flung places on earth. We instead got lolcats, pop-up ads, and meaningless quizzes about which superhero you are. Fortunately, some wise folks had an eye […]

Here’s a quick YouTube video that deals with amazing facts about the thing that our world revolved around — the sun. Learn about what causes sun spots, the northern lights, and solar winds. This NASA-produced video is a good introduction to a unit on the solar system. If your school blocks YouTube, just download it […]