Category Archives: Earth/Space science

10 Good Resources for Learning About Space

Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers recently posted 50 Years of Solar System Exploration & 10 Good Resources for Learning About Space. There are some great resources that I have posted previously. My personal favorites are NASA 360 and NASA’s The Space Place.  Click HERE to read Richard’s complete post- enjoy!

NASA Johnson Style

Just for fun… hope you enjoy NASA Johnson Style (Gangnam Style parody)

Incredible Video of Solar Eclipse

I stumbled on this amazing video of a solar eclipse and wanted to share it.

Read a blog post describing the video HERE.

Wired Science: Panorama of Every Mars Landing

Wired Science just posted an amateur-created panorama that shows the history of all six successful probe landings on Mars- from the Soviet Mars 3 probe in 1971 to the Viking probes in 1976 up to the more recent rovers. With the current excitement about Curiosity, I think it is important for students to understand the history of these other missions to the red planet.

Update on Curiosity Rover from SciShow

Hank at SciShow posted a nice update on the Mars Rover Curiosity- The Latest from Mars Day 2

Top 5 Coolest Things about Curiosity- SciShow

I have really grown to love SciShow.. I’m not going to hide it. My admiration has only gown stronger with Hank’s unbridled excitement about the Mars Curiosity Rover. See embedded below- Top 5 Coolest Things about Curiosity. I think that middle school students would really be engaged by Hank’s presentation, style, and excitement for science topics. Would love to hear how you have used or plan to use SciShow clips with students.

Sites for Learning about Mars Rover Curiosity

I was about to put together a list of the best sites for learning about the Mars Rover Curiosity, but Larry Ferlazzo already has an amazing list (of course he does) so I will spend my time doing something else 🙂

Click HERE to see The Best Sites for Learning about The Mars Rover Curiosity. Below are a couple of embedded videos.

City “Change Pairs” from Landsat

The City Change Pairs from Landsat is one of the most amazing uses of photographic evidence that I have seen. Two contrasting images of metropolitan areas on Earth are compared- a current image and another from the 1980s or earlier. You can control which image you view with a simple sliding bar. I highly recommend checking this out!

Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Not sure how I missed this.. but here is a video of Stephen Colbert interviewing Neil DeGrasse Tyson back in 2010. This is over an hour but completely worth watching.

135 Shuttle Launches

Check out this amazing high definition video of all 135 space shuttle launches in one 3:55 minute clip. The video starts with synchronized countdowns from all the launches, beginning with STS-1 in April 1981 and ending with  the launch of Atlantis in July 2011.

Created by McLean Fahnestock.