Scientist Bob McDonald in Victoria, BC, November 22nd

Bob McDonald Quirks and Quarks wiki Nov 14From mad scientists, to lunar landings, to outrageous weapons, science is gracing the big screen. But just what’s plausible, capable, or already happening?

Join one of Canada’s best-known science journalists on November 22nd when the host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks….http://thevic.ca/item/quirks-and-quarks

For more info about Bob McDonald’s CBC Radio show, visit here: http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/host/.  Bob’s Book is entitled:

 Measuring the Earth with a Stick: Science as I’ve seen it:

http://www.kidsbooks.ca/The-Quirks-&-Quarks-Guide-to-Space/Product.aspx?ProductID=121009&DeptID=0

http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/books/

Quirks N QuarksHis book, which was short-listed for the Canadian Science Writers Association Book Award, is a collection of essays reflecting on his 25 years as a science journalist.  Bob also hosted and wrote a children’s TV science series, Heads Up!, which ran for 3 seasons on TVO and the Knowledge Network. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board for Geospace Planetarium.  Here is Bob’s Science Blog:  http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/host/

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Solar System Pop Quiz

Sometimes Pop Quiz is fun in Science Class.  Surprise them with this one and see how present the class is with their current knowledge of solar system and space facts!

1. Which Galaxy do we live in on Earth?

Milky Way Galaxy

2. Is our Sun considered to be a Star or a Planet?

A Star

3. When did a human being first set foot on the Moon?

1969

4. What planet is known for being Red even though its faux tv fiction inhabitants are considered to be Green? Continue reading “Solar System Pop Quiz”

Kepler 10b: Exoplanet Discovery in Search for Earth-like Worlds

Astronomers have discovered the smallest planet outside our Solar System, and the first that is definitely rocky like Earth. In September 2010, the 4th planet of the Red Dwarf star Gliese 581, appeared to be the best known example of a possible terrestrial exoplanet orbiting near its home star.

An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a planet outside the Solar System.  Extrasolar planets became an object of scientific inquiry in the nineteenth century. Many astronomers supposed that they existed, but there was no way of knowing how common they were or how similar they might be to the Continue reading “Kepler 10b: Exoplanet Discovery in Search for Earth-like Worlds”

Making an Edible Solar System

No need to try to generate excitement with elementary students about space, the solar system and planets.  They already have a natural curiosity about these things, thanks to an abundance of science fiction in the media.  Here are a great way to capitalize on this excitement and to teach them the truth about our solar system.

The first part of this science lesson is making a solar system using candies for planets. Continue reading “Making an Edible Solar System”

Meteorite Madness – Wish Upon a Star

Can you imagine being 4.5 billion years old?  That is the age of the rare 52.8 kilogram meteorite chunk that is being investigated at the Royal Ontario Museum this week by Kimberly Tait, the museum’s curator, and the ROM research team.  The meteorite is about the size of a school packsack, and it was found in Springwater, Saskatchewan last year.  The type of meteorite is called a pallasite – one of 84 found on the entire planet.   There are only 84 pallasites of all the 35,000 meteorites found on Earth.  Inside the rock, to the naked eye, there are translucent greenish spots of a silicate mineral called olivine mixed in with a grey-colored iron/nickel alloy.  What is special about this particular piece of pallasite is… Continue reading “Meteorite Madness – Wish Upon a Star”

Teaching Space and the Solar System – New Space Exploration

Outer space and the solar system is one of the most interesting topics discussed in school because of the countless colorful heavenly bodies occupying the.

Outer space and the solar system is one of the most interesting topics discussed in school because of the countless colorful heavenly bodies occupying the.

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Teaching Space and the Solar System

Teaching Space and the Solar System . Outer space and the solar system is one of the most interesting topics discussed in school because of the countless colorful heavenly bodies occupying the universe and the idea that there is actually …

Teaching Space and the Solar System . Outer space and the solar system is one of the most interesting topics discussed in school because of the countless colorful heavenly bodies occupying the universe and the idea that there is actually….

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Teaching Space and the Solar System

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Ideas for Teaching Space and the Solar System

In addition to these ideas, there are numerous online activities and computer-based games that for teaching space and the solar system . Space and solar system units offer an opportunity to include a great deal of fun and games in the …

In addition to these ideas, there are numerous online activities and computer-based games that for teaching space and the solar system . Space and solar system units offer an opportunity to include a great deal of fun and games in the …

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Ideas for Teaching Space and the Solar System

Ideas for Teaching Space and the Solar System

The mere mention of space and the solar system causes some students to overflow with excitement, while others immediately begin fighting back tears of boredom. Oddly enough, the same thing happens to.

The mere mention of space and the solar system causes some students to overflow with excitement, while others immediately begin fighting back tears of boredom. Oddly enough, the same thing happens to.

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Ideas for Teaching Space and the Solar System

The Ideas in Teaching Solar System

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Solar system may be interesting for some students but it can also be a boring subject for the others. It is the problems of every teacher who wants to teach solar system. To make the students get the enthusiasm in the space and solar

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Does anyone believe Schools will start teaching the solar system to have only 8 planets rather than 9 or not?

I will be doing that with my classes starting this semester. Pluto is a very small and distant body about which we know very little any way. It is the only “planet” that has not yet been visited by a probe. (There is one on its way out

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