Category Archives: Class Topics

Earth from the ISS: time lapse video

Watch this amazing time-lapse video of Earth shot from the low-Earth orbit of the International Space Station. Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

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Crazy storm on Saturn!

NASA’s Cassini probe is currently orbiting Saturn and taking close-up pictures. You can clearly see Saturn’s rings and stripes. About a year ago, on December 5th 2010, a tiny storm was noticed. By January, it had encircled the entire planet. … Continue reading

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A planet is born!

With new telescope technology, we are discovering more and more planets in other star systems. It’s hard to find inner planets because they are so close to their stars that they are blocked by their star’s powerful light. But by … Continue reading

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Was human life on Earth almost destroyed by a comet 130 years ago?

Mexican astronomer José Bonilla noticed hundreds of fuzzy objects passing in front of the sun in August 1883. At the time, Bonilla had no idea what he was looking at. All he knew was that over a period of about … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2011-2012 class blog!

This blog is a place where Mr. Allen and Mr. Romary post science stuff that we think would be interesting to the 6th graders at Collegiate School. You should check it regularly (at least once per week) and comment on … Continue reading

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Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker

Your homework for the long weekend is to complete the following web activity, called “Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker.” The image below will help guide you on what to do. Follow this link to the activity. (1) First click on the … Continue reading

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Mr. Hill’s Earthwatch trip to Costa Rica

As you know, Mr. Hill is spending this week in Costa Rica doing scientific research about Leatherback Turtles. He’ll tell you more about it during our assembly tomorrow, and he’s blogging about his experience here. More information about the Earthwatch … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2011 Class Blog!

This blog is a place where Mr. Allen and Mr. Dandola post science stuff that we think would be interesting to the 6th graders at Collegiate School. You should check it regularly (at least once per week) and comment on … Continue reading

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Alternative Energy presentation

For your alternative energy presentation, your group will give a 5-10 minute presentation about a form of alternative energy. There’s not much time left before the end of the year, so here’s the timeline. Wednesday and Thursday, you should find … Continue reading

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Mount Saint Helens, 30 years later

Mount Saint Helens erupted in a colossal explosion 30 years ago, on May 18, 1980 (incidentally, exactly a week before my little sister was born). The eruption was so great that the entire northern side of the mountain was blasted … Continue reading

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