Category Archives: Earth/Space science

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 ūüôā

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.

Sally Ride Science

Sally Kristen Ride, the first American woman in space, died today- July 23, 2012.

You may want to visit the Sally Ride Science site to see all of the great work that Sally started and that will hopefully continue in her name for science education. The site contains many resources for teachers and you can follow Sally Ride Science on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy Anniversary Apollo 11

To celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969 I thought I would share a post from MashableIf Neil Armstrong had Instagram.