All posts by Georgia

By Georgia on August 10, 2016 in

It’s that time of year again, the time when Earth zips through the dusty debris of comet Swift/Tuttle resulting in a pretty spiffy display of meteors flashing through the night sky, for those lucky enough to have both clear AND dark skies overhead. Yes, it’s time for the annual Perseid meteor shower. This year, the […]

By Georgia on October 17, 2015 in

Note: If you’re in the Edwardsville, IL area, join us there. If not, join us (and the White House) online! Fall… season of blazing leaves, grinning jack-o-lanterns, frosty mornings, and star parties! As the temperature drops (no mosquitoes!) and the sun sets earlier, it’s the perfect time to get a few of your friends and […]

By Georgia on January 6, 2013 in

Teachers—it’s not too soon to begin planning that summer “vacation!” Now that we’ve all made it through the holidays, it’s time to cast our minds and hearts forward towards the next big break in the school year—June, July, and August. Although most teachers don’t have three full months away from their classrooms anymore, for many […]

By Georgia on October 26, 2012 in

You never know what will grab a child’s attention and capture their imagination. When I was little, I remember being fascinated by a jar of bread clips in my grandmother’s kitchen. Every time we’d visit her I’d reach up to that high kitchen shelf, grab that jar and dump the clips all over the floor. […]

By Georgia on September 27, 2012 in

Good teachers are always on the lookout for projects and activities that engage and inspire their students. If you’re a science teacher, you’re probably aware of things like the Intel Science & Engineering Fair, the Google Science Fair, Botball, the First Lego League, Science Olympiad, and, of course, citizen science projects like CosmoQuest! 😉 These […]