Our kids science newsletter comes out at the first of each month. It is designed for anyone interested in science. These are the features you will find in the newsletter each month.
Question of the Month
Do you know what is the fastest flying insect? (answer at the bottom of the page)
Every objects has a center of gravity. In this activity students will find the center of gravity of a spoon and fork.
Science Behind the Experiment
The center of gravity of the spoon and fork is below the base of support, which in this activity is the point of the pencil lead or the pencil eraser. The eraser is more stable than the pencil point because it has a larger base of support.
Answer to the question of the month
The dragonfly is the fastest insect. It can fly more than 30 miles per hour. It beats its wings between 25 and 40 times per second as it travels through the air.
Back issues of Kids Science Newsletter This links you to the back issues of our Kids Science Newsletter that have previously been published.
Science Articles for Kids - Includes information about the Sun’s magnetic poles changing, tourist in space, a two-toned lobster, Kepler telescope discoveries and our science newsletter for kids.
Science Current Events – Sun’s Magnetic Poles The Sun’s magnetic poles switch polarity once every eleven years. This is due to occur in the next few months.
Current Events in Earth Science – Space Tourists Virgin Galactic’s Space Ship Two (SS2) flew over the Mojave Desert in California on September 5, 2013. Virgin Galactic’s goal is to fly tourists into space by 2014.
Kids Current Events – Two-toned Lobster A rare two-toned lobster was caught off the coast of Maine. It is estimated that only 1 in 50 million lobsters will have this coloration.
Current Events in Science – Kepler’s Space Telescope NASA’s top planet hunting telescope was launched on March 6, 2009. The telescope has found thousands of planets outside our Solar System since it was launched.
Science Trivia page includes information about the discovery of Pluto, cave formation, Mammoth Cave, bones of the human skeleton, Genghis Khan, industrial revolution, spinning jenny and much more.
Science Inventions The first navigation system was developed for captains sailing in foggy conditions to keep ships from colliding in the fog. The US Military developed an improved system in 1939.
Kids Science Newsletter Our FREE kids science newsletter is published each month during the school year. The newsletter includes science news, trivia, question of the month, and a fun activity. Check out a sample of our newsletter on this page.
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