Super-Sized Lunar Eclipse & Much More!

December 6th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, December 6, 2011 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
NASA Science News

My favorite science e-newsletter for homeschoolers is NASA’s Science News. It keeps you posted on the latest and greatest scientific discoveries and events in space. It’s free to subscribe, and you’ll get links to stories that you can read online that often include an audio narration or a video to watch on NASA’s YouTube channel.  For example, here are a couple of recent alerts:

*Super-Sized Lunar On Saturday morning, Dec. 10th, sky watchers in the western United States and Canada will witness a total lunar eclipse swollen to super-sized proportions by the Moon illusion. The action begins at 4:44 AM (Pacific Standard Time). You can read the full story by clicking on the link above, or watch a video version.

*Kepler Confirms First Planet in Habitable Zone of Sun-like Star. In a significant milestone on the road to finding Earth’s “twin” elsewhere in the galaxy, NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the habitable zone of a distant sun-like star. Read the full story.

From these pages you can explore the wide variety of services and information NASA provides to students and the general public including:

*NASA’s Citizen Science – Find out how you can help NASA conduct their research from your own backyard. 

*NASA’S The Space Place – A great place for kids to explore the solar system.

*NASA’s Mission: Science – Engaging science and educational resources for teens, including a timeline of the Physical Sciences.

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