Fun facts about the 2017 solar eclipse


August 21, 2017, will provide an out-of-this-world experience for millions of Americans when the moon passes between the sun and earth, climaxing with momentary darkness. This scientific event is called a solar eclipse. Continue reading

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Solar Cars and S’mores

Lesson Plan

Can you think of innovative ways we can use the sun to provide us with energy? In this NewsHour lesson, students will design their own solar cars and research how to make their vehicles ecologically friendly. Continue reading

Newly Discovered ‘Goldilocks’ Planet Has Potential for Life


Scientists are always on the lookout for planets with the right conditions for liquid water and life. Now, American astronomers have discovered Gliese 581g, a…read more

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