One of our students took science to a higher level. He used his microscope to collect his results and reach a conclusion. Everyone got to see his samples. He did a great job!
We really do not experience earthquakes in North Carolina. However in some parts of the world, earthquakes create damage. Look at the picture to the left. On March 25, 2011, an earthquake split this road in Myanmar. They can also level buildings that leave people homeless.
Earth is made of big pieces of rock that are constantly moving. Sometimes those pieces of rock rub against or collide with one another. This produces pulses of energy or waves that cause destruction.
If you want to know more information about earthquakes as well as fun games, please go to: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/
If you want to become an earthquake scientist or a geophysicist, please go to: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/become.php
Did you know that archeologists look for more than dinosaur bones? Watch how they gather items to learn more about people from our past.
Have you ever wanted to visit a National Park such as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or Mount Rushmore? Now you can see 3D images of each park without leaving your house.
To you, national parks may be full of rocks. To geologists, it is like Disney World. Geologists study rocks. They could spend days or weeks at each park trying to solve the mystery of how the rocks were formed or moved.
To visit these parks from your computer, please go to: http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/
To learn more about geology, you can visit: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/geology.html
As we end our first quarter, we reflect on the number of people within our science field. Some scientists have made remarkable inventions or discoveries. Some scientists became teachers in showing science all around us.
How far can science take you? Science took us to the moon. 24 astronauts have walked on the moon. A geologist, Jack Schmitt was the only scientist on the moon. The first American in space, Alan Shepard even managed to hit a couple of golf balls on the lunar surface.
We don't know where science will take us in the next 10 years. However, we have smart students at Kingswood who will help lead the next generation to new discoveries.
One person who loves to talk about science is Bill Nye. He is a scientist, engineer, author, and inventor. He not only talks about science but he shows you why things work.
He has hosted several shows including “Bill Nye the Science Guy®," “The 100 Greatest Discoveries," and "Eyes of Nye."
You can visit his website to find:
*Science facts from episodes of his show
Here is another great website to visit. Kids.gov has a science section.
* Science Games
* Science Videos
* Facts about Inventors and Scientists
* Science Activities, Projects, and Experiments
* About Science Jobs
* Main page: https://kids.usa.gov/science/index.shtml
Have fun and enjoy!
Have you traveled in an airplane? You can thank Luis Walter Alvarez. He helped design a ground-controlled radar system for aircraft landings. This was useful during World War II. The system helped pilots blinded by fog and bad weather to land safely. He also invented the VIXEN radar system which helped U.S. and allied aircraft to see and track enemy submarines under water. In 1968, he earned a Nobel Prize for Physics.
Have you had an x-ray or CT scan? You can thank a woman scientist named Marie Curie. Curie recognized that radioactivity was important in using x-radiation to see bones and tissues in the body. She was a pioneer in mobile x-ray units to help doctors during World War I treat wounded soldiers. She earned two Nobel Prize awards in science.
Visit the Kingswood library to check out a book about Marie Curie. Look for the book in the bibliography section. The call number is B CURIE
To learn more information about Curie, please go to: http://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/mariecurie/preview.weml
On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright piloted the plane, "The Flyer." The first flight traveled 120 feet in 12 seconds. The last flight that day covered 850 feet in 59 seconds. However, the Flyer was hard to control.
After working on their design, Wilbur piloted "The Flyer III" on October 5, 1905 for 39 minutes.
Did you think you could fly their plane? Test your skills at:
KES STEM Team
Our STEM Team includes teachers and parents.