1. The Composition of the Moon’s Surface

    Every wonder what the moon is made out of? Well here is the current answer, from science. It is largely covered with dust and is quit rocky. This is an example of the practical application of chemistry. http://www.space.com/19582-moon-composition.html?li_source=LI&li_medium=most-popular…Read More

  2. NASA’s New Orion Capsule

    NASA is drop testing their new Orion capsule. http://www.space.com/35985-nasa-orion-space-capsule-parachute-test-2017-photos.html. Dropping the capsule uses Newton's Laws of Physics. http://www.athenapreparatory.com/science/#/.…Read More

  3. Manatees

    Manatees are funny and playful creatures. They are certainly curious creatures. http://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/rare-manatees-intrigued-by-see-through-canoe/plogc2yte6qhs2cfawvpr5vtx51_4k2g. Enjoy…Read More

  4. Photons

    Photons are the basic component of light, and when used in laser beams, they can be used for elevation measurements. http://www.space.com/35923-photons-can-be-cute-too-how-icesat-2-will-measure-elevation-animated-short.html. This is one of the many practical applications of physics. http://www.athenapreparatory.com/science/#/  …Read More

  5. NASA’s Europa Mission

    NASA is going to send a new probe to study the moon of Jupiter called Europa. The moon is believed to harbor liquid water beneath a layer of ice. http://www.space.com/35868-europa-mission-enters-design-phase.html#?utm_source=syn&utm_medium=syn&utm_campaign=syn&cmpid=syn_spc_accuweather. Europa is also the name of a Phoenician princess, for whom the continent of Europe is named. In myth…Read More

  6. The Two Types of Spring

    Did you know that there are two types of spring. These are meteorological and astronomical spring. There is a difference between the two. Read on to learn the difference. http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/whats-the-difference-between-meteorological-and-astronomical-spring/70000979…Read More

  7. Going Around the Moon

    The first private humans, may be going around the moon next year. Here is an important application of physics. http://www.athenapreparatory.com/science/#/. Newton's laws of motion are how a spacecraft travels from the earth to the moon, and then back again. http://www.space.com/35844-elon-musk-spacex-announcement-today.html#?utm_source=syn&utm_medium=syn&utm_campaign=syn&cmpid=syn_spc…Read More

  8. What’s in the Sky this week

    Here is whats in the night sky this week. Sirius, Mars, and Venus are particularly noteworthy. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-february-24-march-4/…Read More

  9. Art in Nature

    Here is an interesting application of math and the physics of fluid dynamics.  The spiral of water is a classic example of a mathematical spiral, and it is beautiful. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/science/lake-berryessa-spillway-california-glory.html. http://www.athenapreparatory.com/math/#/ and http://www.athenapreparatory.com/science/#/.               &nb…Read More

  10. Nearby Earth-Like Planets

    Several earth-like planets have been discovered only 40 light years away. One could speculate, that some of them could support life or maybe even intelligent life. This is a fascinating thought and application of biology, http://www.athenapreparatory.com/science/#/. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-22/several-earth-like-planets-discovered-orbiting-nearby-star-izh9m54a…Read More