Space Science Resources

Space Science

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Videos
Imagining Geologic Time How can you imagine millions of years?
HappyTone Launch
Global Science Use a globe of the Earth to learn about seasons, day and night, and the scale of the solar system.
Mass and Weight Why are mass and weight so confusing?
Making Craters Make your own craters, and compare them with photos of the real thing.
Changing the Speed of Light Can you really change the speed of light? Of course you can!
Solar Power A look at one of the world's largest solar power plants to learn about reflection and refraction.
Light Speed Chocolate Use chocolate and your microwave oven to measure the speed of light.
Fireworks Colors How do they get all the different colors in fireworks?
Science Photos
Science Photo of the Day #838I took this photo this morning while making the hike to the mailbox. What direction was I facing?
Science Photo of the Day #799With our move to Utah, we are a very long way from the ocean, but we still have tides. How?
Science Photo of the Day #794I took this photograph during the recent Orionid meteor shower. Like other meteor showers, it occurs at the same time every yea
Science Photo of the Day #754Could you accurately measure the mass of an object in free fall, where its weight did not register at all? If so, how?
Science Photo of the Day #725The Earth rotates once every 24 hours. As it turns, if you are standing on the Earth, the moon seems to rise and set every day.
Science Photo of the Day #716Why can you sometimes see the moon during the day?
Science Photo of the Day #710Why is it so cold when the Earth is at its closest to the Sun?
Science Photo of the Day #681These leaves changed color before the weather got cold. Why?
Science Photo of the Day #524This weekend is the "supermoon". Will it be noticeably bigger or brighter than usual?
Science Photo of the Day #497What causes the tides?
Science Photo of the Day #467What scientific fact requires airports to renumber their runways regularly?
Science Photo of the Day #422Is this a photo of a missile launch?
Science Photo of the Day #384Looking at the shade under a tree, why does the light form circles?
Science Photo of the Day #322A full moon is almost ten times brighter than a half moon. Why?
Science Photo of the Day #296Does the Moon rotate?
Science Photo of the Day #221What US National Park was this photo taken in?
Science Photo of the Day #197Is the moon closer, farther away, or the same distance that it was 100 years ago?