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- The Jellyfish Bloom: A Crisis for Our Oceans?
Jellyfish blooms are becoming increasingly more frequent. Find out what is causing these changes as well as possible approaches that might offset these increases.
- Are We Playing Chicken? The Journey of Chicken to Our Plates
Agriculture in the twentieth century changed from small farm operations to huge conglomerates, and has radically changed the culture. Is it at the expense of human health?
- Melatonin: The Information You Need to Know
Insufficient sleep plagues over half the global population and 76 percent of Americans have difficulties getting the Zs they need. A hormone named melatonin might factor in as a remedy no matter what your problem. Let’s look at what’s involved with sleep and the key problems with disturbed sleep.
- A Bulldozer of a Fish: the Humphead Parrotfish
The humphead (also called bumphead) parrotfish is a fascinating character. He will whack his head against another, eat coral as if it’s a watermelon wedge, build reefs and even help to keep the oceans healthy.
- What Happens When Fear Happens?
When a person feels fearful, there is a reaction within the brain. Learn more about the science behind fear.
- Why Should We Care about Plankton?
Although many are invisible to the naked eye, plankton helps you to breathe and is important to the food chain. A billion of these tiny creatures drift in the sea and regrow as many of themselves every day. Learn more about these tiny plants that fill the seas.
- Studs Terkel: The Man and His Fascination with Working
Do you want the honest truth about a job you are considering? The unvarnished reality about your day-to-day calling? One man, Studs Terkel, accomplished this entire groundwork storehouse of knowledge.
- Tin Cans, Safety Pins and Bullets: The Progress of Inventions
What do a tin can, a safety pin and weapon ammunition would have in common? Similar to the “ Six degrees of separation" theory, there is a linear path of commonality between these three disparate objects. Learn the history behind some simple yet significant inventions.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau Diving Deeper
He has been called a man-fish. Pioneer in oceanic adventure, Jacques Cousteau was an inventor, a filmmaker, a traveler and a lover of the deep dark blue sea. Learn about his life and his life’s work.
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We live on planet Earth - just one of eight planets in our Solar System. The Sun is in the centre of our Solar System and it is our light source.
All the planets move around the Sun.
Each morning, the sun rises in the east, makes its slow journey across the sky, and then sets in the west. Then it continues a journey around the other side of the Earth, and rises again the next morning.
The Sun appears to move across the sky but it is the Earth that's turning. The Earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours, so that the Sun returns to the same position in the sky every day. The Earth rotates counter clockwise, from west to east.
The Earth travels all the way around the Sun once every year. This journey is called the Earth's orbit.
The Moon travels around the Earth and it takes just less than 28 days for the Moon to complete its orbit.
The planets stay in their orbits because the Sun's gravity keeps them there.
The Moon stays in its orbit because the Earth's gravity keeps it there.
Sats Questions on Earth and Space
Information on the Phases of the Moon
Includes facts about the moon
Day time and Night time
Includes a map showing which countries are having night and day time right now.
The Reasons for the Seasons
Why do we have seasons?
Take the Moon Challenge
Drag the Moons to their correct places in lunar cycles.
Showing phases of the moon each month
Earth Sun and Moon
BBC Science Clips
The Shape of the Moon BfGL
Thoughts and Questions about why the shape changes
Interactive Moon Challenge
Can you complete the Luna Cycle?
Space Quiz Game
Interactive multiple choice Challenge.
Can you beat the clock?
Virtual Model of the Solar System
Explore the planets, comets and asteroids on an interactive virtual fly-through and then try and create the perfect world.
Comparing the sizes of Planets
An online animation showing the sizes of the nine planets, plus the sun and the earth’s moon.
Animation showing Orbits of Planets and time taken
A Day on Planet Mercury
Astro Adventure - Earth and Beyond
Redshift Enterprises take you on a troublesome test drive of their Galactic Express shuttle.
The Solar System ¦ Test Yourself
The Earth ¦ Test Yourself
The Sun ¦ Test Yourself
The Moon ¦ Test Yourself
Space Sats Questions
CYMRU Interactive Resources
Earth and space
Why we have day time and night time on Earth, seasons and why the moon appears a different shape over the month
All about space
Find facts about the Earth, the moon and the solar system.
Planets, moons and their dark sides
Learn about the Earth, moon, planets and the sun