I found this great one-stop guide to our Solar System from NASA and thought you would find it useful.
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What happens when lightning strikes an airplane?
This morning our daughter asked me what happens when lightning strikes an airplane. It is a great question so I did a little digging and the answers are fascinating.
Better storm prediction by knowing more about raindrops
Did you know that knowing the size of raindrops can help scientists better predict storm behaviour and the after effects of storms in different regions? The GPM mission is designed to help do just that.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and it’s Mars mission
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s mission to Mars has produced remarkable insights into the Red Planet’s history and humanity’s future on it.
Audio clips and a companion Facebook Page
I have some news to share with you quickly. Audio clips Firstly, I have added audio clips to each of the articles on the site with a short overview of what the article is about. It occurred to me that many of the kids who may visit the site may not be able to readContinue reading “Audio clips and a companion Facebook Page”
The Royal Institution is awesome for kids
If you haven’t bookmarked the Royal Institution website and subscribed to its YouTube channel, you really should. It is a wonderful collection of videos and materials for kids.
The largest galaxy in the known universe
Listen to this: Have you ever wondered which galaxy is the biggest galaxy in the known universe? Apparently, the galaxy known as IC 1101, located in the Virgo constellation (although Deep Astronomy states it is in the Serpens constellation in the video below), is a giant. According to a 1990 New York Times article titled “Sighting of LargestContinue reading “The largest galaxy in the known universe”
Have you met the tough Tardigrade?
Have you met the Tardigrade? It is one of the most resilient creatures on Earth and has survived far longer than humans and may be here long after we are gone.
Volcanos are one of the most spectacular natural phenomena and also one of the most devastating. Here is an overview.
Listen to this: According to Wikipedia: A tsunami (plural: tsunamis or tsunami; from Japanese: 津波, lit. “harbor wave”; English pronunciation: /tsuːˈnɑːmi/) , also known as a seismic sea wave, is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a largeContinue reading “Tsunami’s”