Monday, June 29, 2009

Algae Farm Aims to turn Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/business/energy-environment/29biofuel.html?em

Interesting article today in the New York Times. Read it and tell me what you think! Hope you guys are having a great summer. I am :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Your Age on Other Worlds

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/age/index.html

Kind of like the post "Your Weight on Other Worlds". I'm 125 years old on Mercury. :) Awesome.

Cyberbee: "Who Did It"?
















A fun forensic investigation. Check it out!

http://www.cyberbee.com/whodunnit/crime.html

Monday, June 15, 2009

Brain Cells Take a Break!

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.com/articles/20090527/Feature1.asp

At a time when most (all) of us are ready for a break, I thought you might find this interesting. Your brain cells do get a break! In addition to summer break, that is. :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Earth Has a Long, Unique History

Check out the following links. There's a wealth of great information regarding Earth's past and geologic time.

Understanding Geologic Time

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/geotime/gtpage1.html

Paleontology: The Big Dig
http://www.amnh.org/ology/?channel=paleontology&c

Web Geological Timeline
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.html


Life: A Journey Through Time
http://www.lifethroughtime.com/

Earth Floor: Geologic Time
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/geotime.html

Geo-mysteries: Geologic Timeline
http://www.childrensmuseum.org/geomysteries/timeline.html

Monday, June 8, 2009

Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

Per our classroom discussion today, I was checking out this interactive periodic table once again. It's worth checking out, if for no other reasons than, a) you will be exposed to all knowledge yet to come, 6th graders; and b) you will obtain a wealth of new "nickel knowledge", or tidbits to share when you feel like it. I learned tonight that plutonium was the fissile material (meaning the material they used to set it off) during the first testing of an atom bomb. Who knew? Anyway, check it out and weigh in. Lots of cool stuff.

http://www.ptable.com/

Friday, June 5, 2009

High Voltage: Second Gig

High Voltage were great at their second show!

Thanks for putting on such a great show! Nice work guys!

Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection!

Thanks Gabby Binion for sharing this link with me!

http://www.kidwings.com/owlpellets/flash/v4/index.htm

Monday, June 1, 2009

Life Has a History

Click here to start your tour! Make sure to write down important things/interesting things you learn as you go along.

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/intro/

Fossil Fun!

Click on this link to check out the Fossil Tour!

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/fossil/5to8/Intro.html

Digging Up Dinosaurs Webquest

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/webquest/content/fossils.shtml#task

Click on this link to begin your webquest.