Here is the latest article from the Astronomy site at BellaOnline.com. It's in two parts.
Science Fairs – Help for Teachers
Not everyone wants to plan a science fair, but science teachers still need to teach science. Projects are part of learning – not only learning science, but also learning transferable skills. The resources cited in this article aren't just for the fair, they could help you in the classroom too.
Science Fairs – Astronomy and Space Project Ideas
Interested in astronomy or space-related science projects? Forget the model of the Solar System – that's for young children. Here are a number of ideas from several sources which should be a help to students and educators.
Although I've said they're for teachers, they could be useful for educators, students and parents.
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*Look out for Perseids*
This meteor shower is expected to peak on the night of August 12/13. It will be near the new moon, so even faint meteors may be visible. Note that Perseid meteors are already being spotted and that the nights around the peak will also provide a number of meteors.
(1) August 8, 1576: Tycho Brahe laid the cornerstone for Uraniborg, the first observatory and research center equivalent to modern institutions. It was built on the island of Hven between Denmark and Sweden.
(2) August 10, 1675: Nearly a century after Tycho laid the cornerstone for Uraniborg, John Flamsteed laid the cornerstone for the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England. Nearly 110 years later, it was where the Prime Meridian of the world went, the place where time begins. https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art31803.asp
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