3 Quick Science Resources

A quick blog post to highlight three great resources that you could use to support your Science teaching.

1. The first is a very cool model of the Solar system that fits the entire Solar System onto one, very wide, webpage. Scroll from the Sun all the way to Pluto. The planets are shown to scale in terms of both size and distance from the Sun, unlike most models where the distances are squashed to fit the whole diagram onto the screen. The Sun is 560 pixels wide, so Pluto is 2 million pixels to the right….

Thanks to the Bad Astronomy Blog for the link.

2. The second is the NASA Image Archive which aims to bring public access to NASA’s image, video, and audio collections in a single, searchable resource.

The site contains everything from classic photos to educational programming and HD video, and is growing all the time as they continue to gain both new and archived media from all of NASA’s centers.

3. And finally one of my favourite sites for images – The Big Picture – produces yet another fantastic set of images, this time of the Large Hadron Collider which has now been switched back on and is already smashing particles together. The pictures are jaw-dropping and would look great on an interactive whiteboard. Should certainly spark discussion.

And also – if you are interested in the LHC then you can follow live updates from CERN via Twitter here: http://twitter.com/cern

Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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