Last week, on Monday the 21st the United States experienced a solar eclipse, the first recorded in the country for almost 100 years. During this total solar eclipse, the moon’s diameter appeared larger than the sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight and transforming day into complete darkness.
Students of the NASA-funded afterschool NOVAS program in collaboration with Hi-Impact Consultancy in the UK recently launched a Labdisc with a high altitude weather balloon to the edge of space. The students' mission was to take pictures of Earth from space.
For Chemistry, this Titration experiment introduces students to the common laboratory method of quantitative chemical analysis that is used to determine the unknown concentration of a solution using the Labdisc pH sensor.
Introducing the new external magnetic field sensor this Physics experiment explores the Biot-Savart Law in measuring the magnetic field intensity variations around an inducting coil.
Another new experiment for Physics investigates Hooke's Law with the Dymo Wireless Force and Accelerometer sensor, studying the linear relationship of F = -kX.