Super Science Page
Planets of the Gliese 581 System
This artist's conception shows the inner four planets of the Gliese 581 system and their host star, a red dwarf star only 20 light years away from Earth. The large planet in the foreground is the newly discovered GJ 581g, which has a 37-day orbit right in the middle of the star's habitable zone (the Goldilocks Zone) and is only three to four times the mass of Earth, with a diameter 1.2 to 1.4 times that of Earth.
Image Credit: Lynette Cook
These are the homework and neat science pages for
Mr. Shelton's students.
What is CERN (pdf) and what do they hope to discover? What is the current status at CERN?
What is dark matter and dark energy ?
An absolutely amazing example of engineering are the Mars Rover Spirit, operating over 11 years past its 90 day warranty.
With the retirement of the Space Shuttle, NASA is now developing the next generation of manned spacecraft. Manned and unmanned low Earth orbit vehicles, such as SpaceX's Dragon are being designed and tested by commercial companies . But flights beyond Earth orbit will be in the NASA's new Orion capsule. Riding atop NASA's SLS heavy lift vehicle , the Orion will be capable of flights to the moon, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt.
Here is an interesting link for students who are having a difficult time, figuring out how to study .
Here is a link to tutorials for chemistry, physics and almost anything else. "Learn almost everything for free" .
And, if you don't believe that there's such a thing as "recreational mathematics" check this out. Doodling in Math Class .
College and Careers
What is a physicists and what do they do? American Physical Society .
Summer programs are a great opportunity to experience the college campus and to learn some science/engineering from a college professor. Many programs offer scholarships to attend.