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Pushing the Final Frontier

Have you heard? NASA is currently on track to return astronauts to the moon by 2020! Engineers plan on putting the finishing touches on the largest launch system ever and sending a new multipurpose capsule called Orion on a crewless test flight around our nearest neighbor by the end of next year.

Three Ways to Celebrate National Library Week

Today, April 10, is National Library Workers day, and this week is National Library Week! This is your chance to recognize the curators of our communities, the feisty fighters of freedom, the nourishers of new ideas. After all their hard work, they deserve more than just one day a year to celebrate their tireless efforts! Here are a few ways you can make this whole week count!

8 Interactive Educational STEM Sites

If you are a teacher, or a librarian, or a mentor, or you work with kids in any capacity whatsoever, you are sure to have asked yourself at one point, "How can I make screen time more productive?" 

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!

 

 

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