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8 Celestial Events to Share With Your Kids 

In case you missed it, stargazing in 2018 kicked off with a bang! Don't worry, there are lots of other opportunities during 2018 to get the kids stargazing.

A Special Report from a Kid Scientist!

Last month, we had a kid reporter on the ground for that very special celestial event - the total solar eclipse! Zane, 10 years old, and his dad traveled all the way from New Hampshire to St Clair, Missouri, to view this rare event. Here's his report.

Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse!

Are you excited for the solar eclipse coming to parts of the United States on August 21? We are! Even though here in Vermont we'll only see about a 60 percent reduction in light, we're excited anyway!

Gigantic Piece of Ice Going Rogue!

What do you put in your lemonade to make it cold in the summer? Ice? Imagine if your ice cube weighed about 1 trillion tons and  covered an area of 2,239 square miles. That's a whole lot of ice!


How To Use NASA in Your Classroom

Are you studying Earth science in your classroom? It might be called Earth science, but astronomy is a major part of this field of study! And where better to learn astronomy than the premier astronomy institution of the United States—NASA!

Celebrate the Anniversary of Sputnik!

If you look up in the sky at a certain time of year, you might be able to spot the International Space Station. About 250 miles above Earth, astronauts from different countries work together to study life in space. And it all started with Sputnik.


How To Gain STEM Success with Citizen Science in the Classroom!

One way to get kids interested in science is by letting them do science. Discoveries made are discoveries remembered! This might seem hard—after all, how can fifth graders contribute to actual scientific fields of knowledge? With citizen science!



Everything You Need To Know About the Perseid Meteor Shower!

Are you ready for the Perseid meteor shower? Many people look forward to this yearly exhibit of meteors, and this year has been predicted to be even better than ever. The Perseid meteor showers are supposed to peak between the night of August 11 and the early morning of August 12.

Cool Space Websites for Spacey Kids

An artist's imagining of Juno's orbit around Jupiter, from NASA/JPL-Caltech

Want to go to space? Me too. Not on an astronaut track? Me neither. This doesn’t mean space is unreachable, though! Armed with little more than a computer and our imaginations, there are still ways we can travel among the stars. Read on for some cool space websites for kids (and adults!) who like a little bit of space in their days on Earth.

Welcome home, Scott Kelly!
Earth photobombs Scott Kelly's selfie!
photo credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has had a pretty big year. He’s spent longer in space than any American before him. He’s reached almost all of the milestones set for him by NASA, including growing greenhouse gardens in zero gravity. He’s made more than 5,000 trips around the Earth. And now he’s coming home.

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