Houston, we’re INSPIREd

November 10, 2008

Sometimes I feel bad for NASA. They’ve done so many incredible things — creating and remotely controlling robots to photograph the surface of Mars, conducting research into wild, futuristic things like wingless airplanes, pushing satellite technology to ridiculous new levels. … Continued

Carnival of Education #171: Career Fair

May 14, 2008

Welcome to the Carnival of Education Career Fair! We’ve retracted the bleachers and set up the booths on the gymnasium floor so these brave teachers can see what they might be doing if they weren’t teaching (perish the thought). Motivational … Continued

One of These Days…Bang! Zoom! To Google Moon!

April 11, 2008

Want to check out where, exactly, the eagle had landed? From the folks who brought you Google Earth (namely Google) comes Google Moon. Now your students can explore the Sea of Tranquility from their desks. Google Moon works a lot … Continued

The Final Frontier on Your Desktop

March 11, 2008

Stellarium is an open source desktop planetarium free for the downloading. The program is small and yet the graphics are amazing and realistic, but don’t count on any laser shows like the ones your local planetarium might have to offer. … Continued

Study the Planets First-Hand with My Solar System

February 27, 2008

Learn the workings of the solar system by building your own. With My Solar System you can see how suns, planets, moons and comets interact. You choose the number and size of heavenly bodies in your solar system. And size … Continued

See a Comet from Your Own Backyard

December 21, 2007

If you’re looking for a way to make the distant abstractions of science more real for your students, consider suggesting they take a look at Comet Holmes. This cosmic traveler burst into our relatively quiet earthly neighborhood with an unexpected … Continued