By: anneal
Astronomy projects make excellent alternatives to the standard volcanoes and potato clocks for science fairs and school assignments. The universe is an amazing place, and with astronomy, the sky above your backyard becomes a science lab. When working with elementary students, astronomy projects should be...
By: Joe DeShon
What goes up must come down. When the thing going up is a man-made satellite, it usually comes down in a blaze of glory, burning up in the Earth's atmosphere miles above the surface while traveling at Mach 25.But if it's a US spy...
By: Sammy Stein
Of course they stopped it!You don't fire a nuclear war head from a ship in the Atlantic Ocean, with the missile traveling at 4000 miles per hour, aimed at an object the size of an average lounge traveling at 25000 miles per hour and...
By: Steve Lussing
Time Travel: A Figment of the ImaginationIt is a tempting scenario: step onto a hi-tech captain's bridge straight out of Star Trek; strap yourself into a comfortable reclining seat in front of a complex control panel; push a few buttons; throw a few switches; and...
By: Robert Williscroft
We throw around the term "light year," without really understanding how large a light year is. So, let's ask the question.What is a light year?A light year is the distance light travels in a year (remember, light speed is constant). The numbers...
By: Elizabeth Tyree
Astronomy and Mythology for Elementary Students Have you ever had the privilege of teaching or knowing a student in elementary school who just couldn't wrap their mind around wanting to learn the information their teachers are trying to impart? One way to get around this...
By: Malinda Terry
The United States military has been hitting moving missiles with moving missiles for nearly twenty years now. For the last five years they have had the ability to hit something that is moving at a high rate of speed in outer space with missiles. Raytheon...
By: Ray Burke
UFOs: A Scientific Point of View.The very term UFO conjures up exotic images of strange lights and shapes of graceful movement and speed in the twilight skies. These flying saucers or hovering cigars that are glimpsed fleetingly between the trees leaving behind tripod landing...
By: Karen Bledsoe
What child isn't fascinated by the stars, the planets, and the idea of zooming through space in a rocket ship? Astronomy projects can be the perfect way to spark a child's interest in science. In rural and suburban areas, where the night sky is visible...
By: Summer Tyme
Astronomy is a fascinating area of science with new discoveries being made just about every day, it seems. Just this month, there was a lunar eclipse. And also, a discovery was announced of a solar system with a planet much like our Jupiter with its...

 

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