Tag: Earth Science

Create Your Own Animal Study

A great way to begin your study is to make a list of animals you want to learn about, then brainstorm some ways you can learn about the ones you are most interested in.  One of the easiest and least expensive ways to learn about animals is to get […]

Meteorology Resources

Wikipedia: Meteorology – History of the topic, meteorologists, equipment, spatial scales and more.Environmental Science: What is a Meteorologist? – Find out what meteorologist do, types of meteorologists, where they work, their salary by state, requirements, what they study, and more. Nat Geo: Meteorology – Facts, info about meteorology, […]

Apollo 7

Wikipedia: Apollo 7 – Information includes: Crew, background, mission highlights, insignia and more. Smithsonian National Air  & Space Museum – Apollo 7 (AS-205) – Info includes: First manned test flight of the CSM and Summary of Events. Facts, Crew, Images. NASA: Apollo 7 – Mission Objective and Mission […]

Rainbows

What is a Rainbow and how does it work? Ethemes: Rainbows – Learn about rainbows across the curriculum.How Stuff Works: What Causes a Rainbow? – Answers the question. Also, How Rainbows Work.Wikipedia: Rainbows – Learn about rainbows.About: Rainbows – For older kids interested in how a rainbow is made and some of the mathematics behind it. Fun Rainbow Activities First School: Rainbows – Activities […]

Volcanoes

Mount Pinatubo, Philippines in 1991 Volcanoes of the World Volcano Discovery: Volcanoes of the World Listed by country, includes volcano cams Smithsonian Institution: Global Volcanism ProgramOffers pictures of volcanoes by country.Weather: 12 Volcanoes Around the World That Could Erupt At Any TimeNews reportWikipedia: Lists of VolcanoesBy country and […]

Cook Your Lunch Outside!

If it feels hot enough to fry an egg outside, why not take advantage of the sun’s heat to cook up your lunch!You will need: A takeout container with a lid or a metal container and aluminum foil, a cookie sheet, potholders, an area that gets at least […]

Experiments You Can Do With The Sun

Have some fun with the sun by doing solar experiments! You Will Need A hot sunny day, dark colored construction paper, various objects that won’t melt: A key, leaf, pencil, scissors, etc., crayons, cookie sheet, potholder, aluminum foil, a glass jar, tea bag, old crayons, inexpensive XX-large garbage bags, […]

The Sun

The Sun Did you know that as hot as it may be during the summer months, the sun is actually further from the earth than during the winter months? It certainly doesn’t feel that way!Here are some questions to consider… How does the sun heat up the earth? Why […]

Spirals

Wikipedia: Spirals – Spirals and helices, 2D spirals, 3D spirals, In nature, As a symbol, and In art.Mathematische Basteleien: Spirals – What is a spiral? and types of spiral.Wolfram MathWorld: Logarithmic Spirals – Equation offered.Phi: 1.618: The Golden Number: Spirals and the Golden Ration – Article: Fibonacci numbers and Phi […]

Fractals

By JeffyP MIQEL: Naturally Occurring Fractals – Includes plants, rivers, galaxies, clouds, weather, population patterns, stocks, video feedback, crystal growth, etc.. WIRED: Earth’s Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns – Scroll through a gallery of fractals. Mother Nature Network: 14 Amazing Fractals Found in Nature – Site offers a gallery […]