By Erica Abbott
If youâ€™re looking for one of natureâ€™s greatest shows, simply look up at the sky tonight. The Perseid meteor shower is set to peak between tonight and tomorrow morning, and itâ€™s sure to be out of this world. According to NASA, during the peak activity time between Aug. 11 and 12, there could be as many as 200 meteors per hour.
By Katie Berryhill
Assistant Professor of Space Studies at American Public University
Astronomy is one of the most popular classes that students take to satisfy a general education science requirement. Studentsâ€™ initial curiosity also makes astronomy an excellent vehicle to teach critical thinking skills, and help students to navigate the information they encounter in the world (whether about science of anything else).
By Rachel A. Adler
Online Learning Tips Contributor
The Apollo 11 mission motivated a generation of innovators, technologist, mathematician, dreamers, scientist and engineers. The Moon Landing confirmed that, if you could dream it, arouse it, campaign it, and finance it, almost anything could be accomplished. The Apollo 11 Mission had three major factors...