If you missed the YouTube video of Commander Hadfield singing Space Oddity (David Bowie) in space, go ahead & view it now. Want to learn more about Commander Hadfield? Here’s his biography from the Canadian Space Agency & here’s his Twitter feed should you wish to keep an eye on the famous astronaut.
It’s Earth Day today! How will you celebrate? Consider making everyday Earth Day with these ideas:
Our upcoming workshop is an extension of Earth Day so be sure to attend!
Discovering Science in Your Own Backyard: Making Earth Local
A workshop from Samford University Library’s Government Documents
April 30, 2013
Room 040 University Library
Learn how to discover science in your own backyard! We will show you how to stay on top of the weather and what is happening with our local climate. Plus discover how much energy you are using and how to save $$. We will finish with a look at our environment by learning more about local air quality, water conditions, health, and more. All of this will be accomplished by using customizable tools and resources offered by our federal government departments and agencies.
And here’s why: the 21st of December is winter solstice. Check out NASA’s Earth’s FAQ Beyond 2012: Why the World Won’t End that addresses more end of the world, predictions, blackout & solar storms questions.
The Mars Curiosity Rover has been busy analyzing scoops of soil. So, exactly what is in that soil? How about water, sulfur and chlorine-containing substances. Get the details from NASA’s Mission News Water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances.
The Arctic ice cap just experienced a low period but the Antarctic had an up period? What’s up with that? NASA’s current Earth Feature explains why & how the sea ice changes.
Need a break from your day? Take a few minutes and watch this fly-through of the Grand Canyon.
Tomorrow, June 5, 2012, the planet Venus will be visible to parts of the United States while it travels across the face of the sun. Why is this a big deal? The last time this happened was in 2004 and it won’t happen again until 2117. Use the website 2012 Transit of Venus from NASA to find viewing locations, how to be safe while viewing the event along with more details.
NASA makes it easy for you to stay current with global climate change. Find the current stats for carbon dioxide, sea level, land & sea ice, and global temperature. Read articles about climate change and learn how NASA is involved with keeping up the stats & more. Teachers can add useful learning tools for their classrooms and parents can add some interactive climate change resources to their homeschool plans.