Unless you live under a rock you that that on Monday (August 21, 2017) there will be a massive solar eclipse. Â We will all be here to experience it so why not take it a step further an participate in a NASA experiment.Â NASA is inviting eclipse viewers around the country to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their smart phones.
Learn more about becoming a citizen scientist HERE
If you are interested do it now because in order to participate, you have to first download the GLOBE Observer app and register to become a citizen scientist. The app will instruct you on how to make the observations. Second, you will need to obtain a thermometer to measure air temperature.Â Observations will be recorded on an interactive map.
ScientistsÂ discover a new blue (see article HERE) and Crayola has jumped on the bandwagon and is inviting the public to name the new blue because the scientists choseÂ YinMn (pronounced â€œyin-minâ€) and well it’s not so catchy!
Unleash the power of your creativity! Submit your Name Ideas for the new blue crayon and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Crayola Prize!Â Enter HERE
I have a bit of a Roald Dahl obsession. I am on a mission to read every one of his books because they are just so magical to me. My plan for summer reading this year is to plow through all those I have not yet read. I am hunting down a few obscureÂ books that I can’t find new.
After recently reading his two bookÂ autobiographyÂ Boy and Going Solo – I am all in. I have a few otherÂ Roald Dahl ideas planned – stay tuned for that!