How do the animals in Antarctica survive in the cold, tough environment? This game explores some special ways. First discover the animals and then answer the quiz questions! Reading the quiz with a grown up would be helpful!
Click on the image to explore National Geographic’s interactive map of Antarctica!
225 is learning about the water cycle! We practiced being water drops and traced what happened to a drop of water as it went through the whole water cycle.
Click the picture to go to Scholastic’s site.
Then click Play Video to watch the Water Cycle video!
The LCROSS mission is a search for water on the moon. The LCROSS mission is going to do this by sending a rocket crashing into the moon causing a big impact and creating a crater, throwing tons of debris and potentially water ice and vapor above the lunar surface.
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Science in progress… This is how Lisa spent a little of her summer vacation.
Pretty amazing. It seems that everywhere we look in the solar system, there are things to surprise us. The speaker in this video is a little hard to understand, but he said something very interesting – that the salt in the water, plus other discoveries they made, mean that there are the right chemicals for possibly creating life. Forget life on other planets – we should be looking for life on other moons!
After I’m done being a volunteer scientist, I’ll be spending a few days visiting some really neat places in Iceland. I’ll try to take as many photos and videos as I can!
Jupiter. What a monster…
Jupiter’s moon Io, the most volcanically active place in the solar system.
Top 5 Reasons Europa Rocks!
Aliens of the Deep and Mission to Europa – explains how it’s possible for life to exist away from the Sun’s energy. Could one of Jupiter’s moons also contain life?
A futuristic, fictional look at what exploration of Europa might look like.
Cluster B has been studying ecosystems for the first half of the school year. We are getting to wrap up our study of living things on Earth so that we can debate whether we will find some living things somewhere in space…
But first, Lisa’s favorite ecosystem of them all… ANTARCTICA!
Click the picture to take the WILDERNESS CHALLENGE on the Discovering Antarctica website. How much do you know about Antarctica already?
We spent a lot of time this year talking about whether there could be life on other planets. Now it looks like we are going to find out!
Exciting news from Phoenix, the robot sent to the North Pole of Mars to dig for ice and liquid water. Ice has been found! At first scientists were not sure whether the photos showed ice or salt. But when the mystery item disappeared into the air, they knew it had to be water. Water can’t stay liquid on Mars because there is too little air pressure. It just boils away.
So now we know for sure that there is ice on Mars… what else is under the surface waiting for us to dig up?