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School telescope
June 26, 2018

School telescope

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is one of a few in the nation to have their own observatory. Teachers and students from all grade levels are able to utilize this facility to reinforce their curriculum. Activities also include outreach to public groups, other schools and local colleges and universities. The dome which houses the telescope is fully rotational…

Top Physics Schools
June 17, 2018

Top Physics Schools

USA Today Ranks Rensselaer 6th Among Top U.S. Colleges To Major in

Space experiments for middle school
May 21, 2018

Space experiments for middle school

March 29, 2017: Students from Bearden Middle are entering the next stage of an out-of-this world experiment they are conducting. WBIR Bearden Middle Schools students saw their science experiment for the first time Wednesday since its launch to space last month. The students experiment on the effect of microgravity on the efficacy of antibiotics on a strain of…

Astronomy graduate school Rankings
May 12, 2018

Astronomy graduate school Rankings

Apologies. I just had to update the link again. First a couple of important points. The following advice and information is based primarily on my own experience applying to graduate school in 2011-2012. I do not speak for any graduate school, or have inside information about the admissions process. I simply wanted to make a website that has the information undergraduates…

Top Physics Schools undergraduate
April 21, 2018

Top Physics Schools undergraduate

Written by: Erik Hinrichsen•edited by: Elizabeth Wistrom•updated: 4/5/2012 Students looking for more information about the top physics schools should look here. This article is a ranking and description of the top ten physics programs. Physics is generally agreed to be the most difficult major in college. While physics is certainly hard enough at even small…

Best Physics Schools
March 18, 2018

Best Physics Schools

College Factual recently released their 2017 national and state rankings for Best Physics Programs for Veterans. Ohio State University - Main Campus performed especially well in these rankings. National Rankings Review: Ohio State s physics program is ranked 22 out of 245 for veteran friendliness of all colleges and universities reviewed by College Factual. This…

Space projects for middle school
March 6, 2018

Space projects for middle school

An experiment from an eighth-grade science class at Lansing Middle School is headed for space. The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education recently announced that the experiment – “Possible Effects of Microgravity on Development of Dictyostelium discoideum” – has been selected for a mission to the International Space Station in early 2017. “We’re…

Science hands-on on activities for middle school
January 26, 2018

Science hands-on on activities for middle school

Middle schoolers! Ever wanted to investigate the science of robots, get your hands dirty dissecting a shark or learn more about what makes you unique? Morehead s Middle School Science Club (MSSC) gives you the opportunity to explore all kinds of scientific interests with lots of hands-on adventures. Join MSSC and you’ll soon be designing experiments, meeting…

School of Physics and Astronomy
December 30, 2017

School of Physics and Astronomy

The School of Physics and Astronomy world-renowned researchers are members of international collaborations making new discoveries about the origins of our universe, dark matter, the inner workings of cells, and more. Tradition of excellence Dating back to the late 1880s, the School of Physics and Astronomy boasts award-winning faculty who have received these…

Solar System activities for middle school
December 3, 2017

Solar System activities for middle school

Lessons and Activities Your students will take a voyage of discovery to the outer Solar System; the realm of giant planets, beautiful rings, and exotic moons. An assortment of standards-based lesson plans and classroom activities about the Solar System; intended for elementary, middle, and high school students. Grades 6-8 Kinesthetic Astronomy These lessons are…

Astronomy Camps for high school students
November 21, 2017

Astronomy Camps for high school students

Alfred University Observatory. Photo by Allen Grove Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a future in astronomy can explore their passion at this residential camp hosted by Alfred University’s Stull Observatory, considered one of the top teaching observatories in the country. Instructed by AU physics and astronomy faculty members, students…

Astronomy Project for middle school
November 18, 2017

Astronomy Project for middle school

In our SkyServer Projects, you will learn science by studying the 80 million stars and galaxies of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) - the same objects that professional astronomers study. Most of these objects have never been seen before by human eyes. STUDENTS: Work through these projects at your own pace. Each consists of several questions and exercises…

Helpful Online Tools for Young Astronomers
September 16, 2017

Helpful Online Tools for Young Astronomers

There are so many of us fascinated by the night sky. Nevertheless, it is hard to enjoy its beauty from your backyard. It will be difficult for you to identify planets, stars, and clusters, especially if you are a beginner. But we have a solution for you. With modern online tools for astronomy, sometimes you do not even need a telescope to see the magic of a night…

Best Physics Grad Schools
September 8, 2017

Best Physics Grad Schools

I just came accross an article at The Economist entitled The Disposable Academic: Why doing a PhD is a waste of time. This has prompted me finally to write this post, which I ve intended to write for a long time (like so many other posts on my too-quiet blog). There is one, and only one, reason why you should go to graduate school in Physics or Astronomy. (This…

Astrobiology Schools
August 18, 2017

Astrobiology Schools

Check out the Fall 2016 Newsletter to learn about what our students and faculty have been up to these past couple of months! MORE> Early earth s air pressure was less than half of today s A new study led by UWAB alum Sanjoy Som together with UWAB professors Roger Buick and David Catling and others implies that early Earth s atmospheric pressure 2.7 billion…

Best Physics undergraduate Schools
August 15, 2017

Best Physics undergraduate Schools

Physicists study the laws of nature and the way things work. On any given day, they may be plunging into black holes, inventing medical technologies, analyzing the stock market, predicting the weather, or even creating films and video games. Yes, there are one or two mad geniuses in the field, but many physicists are normal people using their problem-solving…

Best Schools for Physics
August 12, 2017

Best Schools for Physics

Free undergraduate level physics courses from MIT, with lecture notes, assignments and exams with solutions. Great for independent study or revision. In these 10 minute video clips, legendary physicist Richard Feynman sits down in an armchair at his Californian home to explain the physics that underpins the world around us. The most interesting and important…

Astronomy for high school
July 31, 2017

Astronomy for high school

Explore starry night high school The Research-Proven Solution to Effectively Teach Astronomy Benefits Overview Award-winning Starry Night High School for grades 9-12 is the only space science curriculum that combines an interactive sky simulator, lesson plans correlated to state and national standards and extensive teacher resources in one easy-to-use package…

Best Schools for Astronomy
June 13, 2017

Best Schools for Astronomy

What s the best college to choose to get an astronomy job when you graduate? Although we detail a ranking of the best astronomy programs at colleges and universities in the US, your search shouldn t stop there. Make sure you give yourself a good chance of success with our tips on applications too. Astronomy is literally the study of the stars. The word has its…

High school Astronomy activities
June 4, 2017

High school Astronomy activities

This website has been constructed by Michael J. Polashenski in partial fulfillment of ASTR 699 - Topics in Astronomy Education at the University of Hawaii under the direction of Professor Karen Meech during the summer of 2001. An investigation of the history of telescopes and their construction was undertaken. A brief report on this history with ideas for use…

Top Engineering Physics Schools
May 13, 2017

Top Engineering Physics Schools

Our graduate programs are structured such that students will have the ability to enter the workforce and perform as productive, professional, ethically-aware scientists s in areas where traditional science and engineering disciplines overlap. Students who complete a Ph.D. in Physics will be prepared for creative leadership roles in research and education. Overview…

Solar System Project ideas for middle school
April 19, 2017

Solar System Project ideas for middle school

Increasing Expectations for Teaching and Learning Science instruction naturally engages students when it involves hands-on activities and various instructional strategies. Tools such as videos, projects and collaborative activities contribute to keeping students on task. It s important to maintain this engagement. Use this guide to sustain students interest…

Astronomy activities for high school
July 11, 2016

Astronomy activities for high school

Middle-schoolers are often fascinated by astronomy. The material and subject matter, however, can be complex and abstract. Engage your students in the study of stars, planets, galaxies and space travel by incorporating a wide variety of activities, projects and field trips that will appeal to different types of learners in your classroom. You can also use cable…

School of Earth and Space Exploration
March 11, 2017

School of Earth and Space Exploration

Much of the first and second floors of ASU’s newest and largest research building, Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), were designed for Education and Public Outreach (EPO) programming. This facility was designed to include the assets common to most science centers, which include: a 3-D theater and/or planetarium, exhibit galleries…

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