Topic: solar system
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
There are a lot of strange-sounding names attached to the planets, moons, and other bodies in our solar system. Sometimes, you might stop and wonder- ‘who named it that?!’ Sometimes the answer is simple, but like most things in astronomy, there’s often more to the story...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Somewhere around 4.5 billion years ago a gigantic ball of mass started to take shape and would eventually become where we all live. So, the notion of a planet that can harbor life is not a strange one - after all, we happen to live on one. Are there any other places that are similar?...
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Right around the holiday season we start to see a lot of top 10 lists that go over all the major highlights of the year. Entertainment, politics, sports, and day-to-day living are all discussed in the yearly recap. So, what happened in science this year? 2013 was a very productive...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
From our closest celestial neighbor to distant objects that orbit planets, moons are pretty interesting. The more we learn about them the more interesting they become. Scientists are constantly looking at various moons as future projects, but why? What's up with moons?...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Think Gravity is just about being stranded in space? The movie actually packs a good amount of accurate physics and astronomy-related science. Check out our review of the STEM in his blockbuster film!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Gravity, Movie, science, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Astronomy, stars, Humor, Comedy, Film Review, Spoiler, Spoilers, Alert, ISS, Shuttle, Explorer, NASA, Hubble, Doctor, Reel Science, physics, Gravity Movie, RVA, Zero gravity, Newton's Laws, orbits, Orbit, Earth Science, solar system, space, Space Exploration, International Space Station, Data, stem, Scientific Method, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Cinema, Drama, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Life Processes, Living Systems, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Earth Cycles, Earth Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Physical Science, biology, chemistry
America's favorite doll is putting on some space gear and heading to Mars. NASA and Mattel join forces to bring us MARS EXPLORER BARBIE!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Mars, Barbie, Ken, Toys, Dolls, Tea Party, Make Up, Cute, Humor, Fun, Silly, science, Pop Culture, Girls, women, Astronomy, space travel, Dangers, health, Data, technology, engineering, stem, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, RVA, space, solar system, Surface Tension, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Life Processes, Living Systems, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Earth Cycles, Earth Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, biology, chemistry, physics
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Our lovely and comfortable home here on Earth is a long ways away from the end of our solar system. Don’t forget, there’s a lot of space in space. Here on Earth concepts of boundaries involve rivers, lakes, mountains, human imposed borders, and so on. However, this...
Friday, September 7, 2012
All of our planets are pretty interesting celestial bodies. Some are warm and little while others are huge and freezing cold! Here's a quick walk through of the planets in our neighborhood.
Topics Covered: Out of this World, planet, Planets, solar system, Astronomy, Mercury, Mars, Venus, earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, Cerces, comet, Neptune, Milky Way, science, space, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Physical Science, Earth Science, chemistry, physics
Hollywood's space movies are pretty awesome, right? Sometimes they are spot on and other times not so much...come explore the universe, and the films that have taken us into distant worlds, with us in The Dome. We will review the sciences of space related movies and separate fact from fiction!...
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system! Not but a little, but by A LOT! This gas giant is a very intense place filled with massive stirrings and swirling layers of gases. This giant also has 64 moons and a giant storm that has been brewing for centuries!