Monday, July 20, 2009

Apollo 11 Facts: 40 Years Later

Apollo 11 Facts: 40 Years Later

On the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, get the facts on Apollo 11's historic trip, from initial skepticism to lunar firsts and the implications for returning humans to the moon.

See: More Apollo 11 Moon Landing 40th Anniversary Coverage

Source: Anne Minard for National Geographic News
Republished July 20, 2009

"July 16, 1969: The world watched in anticipation as three men were hurtled skyward in a rocket bound for the moon.
(Read about the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission in a 1969 National Geographic magazine article.) "

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Braindrops from the Franklin Institute

"A meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that survives an impact with the Earth's surface. When it enters the atmosphere, impact pressure causes the body to heat up and emit light, thus forming a fireball, also known as a meteor or shooting star."

See: Braindrops from the Franklin Institute for informative and fun facts about a variety of science related topics.

See also: Resources for Science Learning - activities and ideas for inspiring scientific curiosity at home, in school, or wherever you are. Find out about the Center for Innovation in Science Learning and its program offerings for learners and for educators.

Source: The Franklin Institute (Mission: In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.)