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NASA Launches Black Hole Hunter

NuStar

The space shuttle program may be discontinued, but that isn’t stopping NASA from plowing ahead with other space exploration initiatives. Case in point is the launch of the space agency’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuStar) high-energy X-ray telescope spacecraft.

The spacecraft’s mission is to get as close as possible to black holes and study them. Specifically, the NuStar will map radioactive material in supernovae remnants in an attempt to study the origins of cosmic rays and extreme physics surrounding collapsed stars.

The entire science community is eager to see the first high-resolution images that NuStar will take of the black holes, in addition to conducting a census.

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Teachers: This Country Needs You Now...

It gets in your eyes
It's making you cry
Don't know what to do
Don't know what to do
You're looking for love
Calling heaven above

Send me an angel
Send me an angel
Right now, right now

(“Send Me an Angel” by Real Life)
 

This blog is essentially a call for help.

It’s a reminder to educators about the massively important role you play in...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Showing Us...

There’s no test that could have prepared us for this. There’s no class. Not set of predetermined answers to study.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged, supervised, baffled, and scared even the brightest, most-educated, and most talented people on the planet. This unprecedented situation has very clearly and potently shown us what our education system needs to do to prepare individuals for the future, and it’s shown us what’s lacking.

The days of students memorizing facts,...

The Global Search for Education: The...

“As a mother in Mexico says, we learn that no matter who we are or where we’ve been, we are not yet finished.” — Meixi

Established in Mexico in 1997, the Redes de Tutoria educational movement moves away from the traditional school model in which the teacher teaches the curriculum and all the students...

The Global Search for Education: The...

Young people have the power to change the world. 

Coronavirus, climate change, violence, inequality, inclusivity, job automation and democracies in crisis are some of the global challenges they are experiencing in these unprecedented times. How would they solve these problems?

Each month, we ask students all over the...

The Global Search for Education: Is...

Traditional classrooms are closed. Hundreds of millions of children all over the world are now learning from home. Can technology — supported by tech-savvy, innovative educators — create the right environment and the right method so learning can continue seamlessly?

How are schools moving learning online in...

Pandemic Reveals New Possibilities in...

Education has been turned upside down in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Schools across the country have been closed, and students thrust into remote learning. Teachers, in many cases, have had little or no time to really prepare to deliver this different form of instruction.

Parents have also been tasked with helping to guide students, as they juggle their own work from home.

Some education leaders are concerned about students falling far behind in their studies, and...

Things to do with your Child and Family...

With many schools being postponed and even canceled for the rest of the school year, we have been given the gift of time. Even though we are scared, anxious, worried, and impatiently waiting for this to be over, we can go out and do things that we may have put off before this week or said there is no time in our day. I urge you, as an Early Childhood Professional, to use this time wisely. Here are some things you...

Why Every Teacher Should Meditate—...

If you’re a teacher, you know that teaching can be a highly demanding, stressful job.

Unlike other professions, there is little if any downtime. You must constantly be on and present when teaching children or teenagers. Take your eye of the ball for a moment, and the opportunity for learning is gone (and students behave badly. Like sharks in water, I think they can smell the blood).

But seriously, teachers need a practical, sustainable method of self-care and, right now,...

FREE RESOURCES to use with Children...

With more and more schools closing as a precaution due to the coronavirus spreading in the United States, parents might find these free resources of interest to use with their children. Teachers who are working with students online, might also find these  education FREEBIES of value. (Grades 4 and up)

Hoping our world gets back to some normalcy, soon. Stay healthy!

Gail Hennessey
My Website: Lots of free teaching idea for...

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