Spotting fireflies is a special part of warm summer nights, but lately, they seem to be disappearing from our landscape. The Museum of Science Boston is once again teaming up with researchers from Tufts University and Fitchburg State College to track these amazing insects, with vital help from volunteers like you. Sign up today and get out in the field and observe.
An astronomical transit is when one atronomical body can be viewed passing in front of another astronomical body from a vantage point on Earth. We can view moons transiting Jupiter or other planets, and even watch transits of the space station across our own moon! On June 5, 2012 at sunset on the East Coast of North America the planet Venus will make its final transit across the face of the sun as seen from Earth until the year 2117. This is an exciting astronomical event that kids will love to experience, especially if they are into space and science!
Everybody has a question. What's yours? That's the best place to start for an entry into the Google Science Fair - the worlds largest online science competition! Using the Scientific Method, kids 13-18 are encouraged to share their vision and and their discoveries with the world through an entry into the 2012 Fair.