UFOs: A scientific point of view
By: Effie Moore Salem
Unidentified flying objects are as much a puzzle to the scientific community as they are to the skeptical and un-skeptical world at large. But it is undeniably true that the fascination for these unusual reports of abductions and other worldly happenings is going on.And...
By: Brian Hurren
One fun way to get kids interested in astronomy is to show them the sun. The sun being the most easily accessible object in the sky during the day. During the solar maximum one can view dozens of sunspots. Now it is important to stress...
By: James Bryan
To actually determine the exact size of the universe is beyond our means as humans right now. But that won't stop me from trying.Also, in considering the size of the universe we must define "universe". The first result at Dictionary.com for "universe" reads...
By: Tim StS
Teaching middle school aged children can be difficult. Here are some Astronomy projects that will motivate them.BIGGER IS BETTERThis is a project that has the sole purpose of getting middle school students interested in Astronomy. The lesson is started in a rather boring fashion...
By: Tim StS
Let's dig right in to three great projects:YOU ARE A ROCKETElementary aged kids are eager to learn. It is one of my favorite things about teaching them. However, they are even more eager to run and play. Let's combine the two. Young students know about...
By: Kelly Ann Griffin
The elementary science teacher can incorporate intriguing, educational projects into his/her curriculum to create a solid scientific foundation concerning the sun, moon, and earth in our universe. With more than just worksheets and textbooks, the following lab ideas can better engrave knowledge and prepare the...
By: David Poulter
I am not a scientist so this is not really a scientific point of view, but anyone who watches television or who can read must understand that the Universe is big. It is truly immense, the word that springs to mind is infinite. The earth...
By: Steve Lussing
Over the last few years the vast amount of data that is being gathered by satellites which are designed to study the sun has forced the scientific community to rethink the standard model on which the sun's nature and composition are based. It appears that...
By: Amber Benge
Elementary school is the perfect opportunity to foster a love for science through hands-on activities. If you ask any child what their favorite school activity is, they will almost always name a project that let them get their senses involved. Children learn by play and...
By: Anne StClair
Middle school students are at a perfect age for beginning a more in-depth study of astronomy. Here are a few suggestions for projects for middle school students.1. Get them excited using Google Sky.Kids love to be online these days, so here's an online...

 

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