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Have Your Pi and NGSS, Too!

By on March 14, 2016 in

Care for a slice of pie? How about FOUR slices of pi from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)? And a dollop of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) on top? Certainly! In honor of pi and Pi Day (March 14) and even Rounded Pi Day (March 14, 2016… 3.1416… get it?), JPL serves up its third round […]

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Learning Space 107: Science Fair – It’s Not Just Volcanoes Anymore!

By on February 29, 2016 in

In this episode of Learning Space, Georgia and Pamela welcome Larry Lebofsky from the Planetary Science Institute to talk about his work to help teachers get their kids doing better projects and how he uses Science Fair to try and grow a love of science. Show Notes Intel International Science & Engineering Fair Intel project […]

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Learning Space 106: Sources of Light: Reflection & Emission (with special guest Ionization)

By on February 9, 2016 in

Today we look at some of the many ways that we see light. The quick bright streak of a meteor, the faint fuzzy tail of a comet, the warm glow of our own Sun… these are all examples of things we see in the sky because they shine with light. But each object has a […]

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Learning Space Quickie Video: Assembly of an AWB Celestron OneSky Scope

By on January 8, 2016 in

We got our hands on an Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) “OneSky” telescope, and since it’s raining, Pamela put it together. She was expecting it to be an IKEA-like “screw this, insert that” kind of process, but… it wasn’t! The hardest part was figuring out what magic was needed to free it from its foam! Visit […]

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Learning Space 105: Coloring the Universe

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This week we’re joined by special guests Travis Rector, Kimberly Arcand, and Meghan Watzke. This trio will talk to us about how the colors of the universe are captured in images across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Learn more here: www.coloringtheuniverse.com

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