The Science Shed.
Welcome to the Science Shed. My blog is aimed at kids, parents and teachers. The topics will mostly be based around astronomy but will also include physics, chemistry, programming and photography.
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Space is big, really big, way bigger than any of us can really comprehend. On Earth, we use measurements such as metres and kilometres. These will be sufficient for some features on the planets and moon or moons like craters and mountains. Consider the distance from the Sun to Neptune which is about 4,498,396,441 km.Continue reading “Distances in Space”
Most of us are familiar with the story of the dinosaurs. They once ruled the Earth but were made extinct after an asteroid crashed into the Earth around 66 million years ago. The mass extinction that followed wiped out almost all of the dinosaurs and made way for the rise of mammals. Scientists from theContinue reading “The Extinction that Made the Dinosaurs”
Photosynthesis is the process used by plants to turn light energy from the Sun into chemical energy. Plants can then use this chemical energy to produce their own food and to grow. The plants absorb light, carbon dioxide (CO2), nutrients and water and turn these into oxygen and chemical energy. The chemical energy is normallyContinue reading “Photosynthesis”
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