The Perseid meteor show is an annual astronomy event that happens on Earth between mid- July and late August. In 2019, the Perseids will be peaking on August 12th, with the best viewing being August 11-13! Many meteors will be visible in the night sky as Earth passes through the debris trail left by the passage of comet Sift-Tuttle. This years showers should have up to 15-20 meteors per hour and the best time to view them is the dark hours before dawn. The Perseids this year will have to compete with light from the full moon, which tends to wash out the short-lived streaks of light the meteors create. In years when there’s no moonlight, NASA says, the Perseids typically produce more than 60 shooting stars per hour.
The Lyrids are a medium strength shower that usually produces good rates for three nights centered on the maximum. These meteors also usually lack persistent trains but can produce fireballs. These meteors are best seen from the northern hemisphere where the radiant is high in the sky at dawn. The Lyrids peak between April 21-22, 2019 but
Did you know that MIT offers a huge catalog of free online courses where you can dive right in and start expanding your horizons right the comfort of your own home? They offer over 2000 courses ranging from Sciences & Humantities to Management & Engineering. The courses are open to anybody who wishes to try them. MIT has also developed a course selection for teens looking to get a taste of what MIT has to offer, become better students and help them prepare for their AP exams.
Science and Art collide for the 2017 Marine Art Contest hosted by the Massachusetts Marine Educators and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary! Kids in grades K-12 are invited to submit entries in this year's contest themed 'Marine Biodiversity of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary'. Spread the word to teachers, homeschoolers, other students, and parents about this wonderful opportunity to learn and teach others with art!
Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport has lots of fun excrusions planned for April Vacation Week! Let's head for the hills and the marsh and the pond! Miss Lisa and Miss Kirsten are ready for an out-of-school adventure, and they have all the field equipment we'll need to go on a mini-trek to explore some of our favorite habitats.
Maritime Gloucester has planned a fulfilling and fun week of programs for kids during April Vacation 2014. The programs are geared towards learning about life in the sea, and on it! Daily session are offered through the week, and offerings will be split by age - pre-K through 1st grade and grades 2-5. These sessions are part story, part presentation and part art or craft project. Kids will learn about sea life, sail and wind power, lobstering and more!
Do you have a maker in your family? Here is a wonderful resource right on the North Shore to facilitate their desire to create! The Peabody Institute Library has recently opened their new Creativity Lab that includes an array of tools that can be used to make and fabricate all kinds of projects. From music to sewing to electronics, the Creativity Lab is a great place to come to collaborate with others, brainstorm, make and create! Come visit the lab and nurture your desire to make something better with your own ideas, or to create something completely unique!
Maritime Gloucester as their own version of Shark Week! Come learn about sharks and their cousins all week long with fun activities and educational sessions! Draw a life shark in the chalkquarium, learn about plankton feeders and find out some of the strange facts about sharks that set this species apart from the rest of the creatures in the sea!
It's your turn to change the world. That's the theme of the 2013 Google Science Fair! Teens ages 13-18 are encouraged to enter as individuals or in teams of 2 or 3 people. Entries rewuire a Google accoutn and a parental permission, and the deadline will be April 30, 2013.
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is now taking registrations for new preschool and homeschool science classes that begin on March 7, 2013. Each 6-week session includes hands-on experiments, lessons and creative projects under the instruction of a museum educator, and classes are separated into pre-school grouping and homeschooled children ages 5½-9.
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