Author: Rob Gumpert

I teach science for for grades six through eleven in Tanana Alaska.

Gravity Wells (in comic form)

xkcd is one of my favorite comics. Here’s one that gives a graphic depiction of the gravity wells for the planets in our solar system. Note the disclaimer on the site before letting your students loose on it. Not all…

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Link to a NASA photo archive. Some were taken in space, others on the ground. Each picture includes a brief explanation of the subject. Any of these would make nice hooks for a space lesson. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

Hurricanes by NASA

This site has so nice images and videos of a few different hurricanes and some of the the driving forces behind them. The computer graphics that went into these are quite impressive. http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/hurricane_multimedia.html