We’ve sent thousands of things into space over the years! Many of them just orbit the Earth, and some are flying out past the edges of the Solar System. In this episode, we present our favorite currently active space probes! We’re conducting a survey of our viewers! Continue reading
Take a moment this Friday, July 27th and look up at the sky toward the longest lunar eclipse of this century, a magical deep red blood moon. Unfortunately, the eclipse is not visible in North America. Continue reading
Ever wonder how lightning works? Scientists are still figuring it out, but what we do know is fascinating. Learn about positive and negative lightning, red sprites, blue jets, and ball lightning in this episode of SciShow! Hosted by: Michael Aranda Continue reading
The resonant frequencies of your vocal tract change when you breathe in a lungful of helium. Now, here’s how and why helium affects your voice.
Source: Why Does Helium Affect Your Voice?
See the International Space Station! As the third brightest object in the sky the space station is easy to see if you know when to look up.
Source: International Space Station
Massive vines that blanket the southern United States, climbing high as they uproot trees and swallow buildings. A ravenous snake that is capable of devouring an alligator. Rabbit populations that eat themselves into starvation. These aren’t horror movie concepts – they’re real stories. But how could such situations exist in nature? Continue reading
If you’ve taken a look at the southeastern sky after midnight recently, you may have noticed what appears to be a red star rising in the east. But that’s no star. It’s Mars — and it is about to get closer to Earth than it has been in a very long time. Continue reading
By Patt Olivieri
In this resource, Patt provides an excellent plan for the Grade 6 strand on biodiversity with a major focus on inquiry.
The intention of the following learning experience is to share, facilitate, and develop an understanding of biodiversity through inquiry, related to the overall Science expectations, as well as some of the expectations in Language and Social Studies. The process begins with critical questions related to students’ own lives and the impact they have on their local environment. Continue reading