Tag Archives: Science

Brain Station Day 2

Well after finding out that their brain is an AMAZING organ and has so many functions, the Healthy Minds Team are back for their second visit to Red Lane. Post your comments and questions below.

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How big is your brain?

How big is your brain? Have you got a healthy brain? Is your brain bigger than everyone else’s?     Today we will be visited by the Healthy Minds Team to learn about the brain, its functions and how to … Continue reading

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A star’s life ends

On this day in 1742, Edmond Halley died. Edmund Halleys’ reputation mainly rests on his discovery of the orbit of Halley’s Comet, named after him but he was widely involved in a number of scientific endeavors.

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The cosmos grows

On this day in 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered Callisto, the 4th satellite of Jupiter.

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First flight takes off

On this day in 1969, the first trial flight of Concorde took place from Bristol- Concorde’s final flight was on 24th October 2003. Top speed: 2,179 km/h First flight: March 2, 1969 Number built: 20 (inc. 6 non-commercial aircraft) Program cost: £1.3 billion National origin: United … Continue reading

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A galaxy is born

On this day in 1987, Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of the birth of a galaxy.

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Is it a bird… Is it a plane… No it’s Neptune

On this day in 1612, the first observation of Neptune was made. Galileo observed and recorded a “fixed star” without realising it is a planet. This planet is now known as Neptune.

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The voyage has begun

On this day in 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, to formulate his Theory of Evolution.

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Is there life out there?

On this day in 2006, NASA revealed photographs taken by the Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

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Did you know?

Did you know that our ears vibrate in a similar way to the original source of the vibration, allowing us to hear many different sounds?

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