Archive for September, 2015



The First “Glowing” Sea Turtle Found

National Geographic Explorer David Gruber discovers a biofluorescent sea turtle near the Solomon Islands. The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle in the video above is the first reptile scientists have seen exhibiting biofluorescence. Bioflourescence is the ability to reflect blue light hitting a surface and re-emit it as a different color. According to National Geogrpahic the most common colors [...]

Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing at UNC Asheville

A total lunar eclipse will take place on September 27, 2015. It is the latter of two total lunar eclipses in 2015, and the final in a tetrad (four total lunar eclipses in a series). Other eclipses in the tetrad are those of April 15, 2014, October 8, 2014, and April 4, 2015. This Sunday, September 27th, 8:30 p.m. – midnight, UNC Asheville [...]

#FirstDayofFall

September 23, 2015 marks the first day of Autumn for this year! What is Autumn exactly? Yes, it’s the season that falls between Summer and Winter but there is more science involved than that. Autumn or Fall is brought by the September Equinox.  Because Earth doesn’t orbit upright, but is instead tilted on its axis [...]

Hidden Superchain of Volcanoes Discovered in Australia

Scientists have just found the world’s longest chain of volcanoes on a continent, hiding in plain sight. Geologists have long known of small, separate chains of volcanic activity on the continent of Australia. However, new research reveals a hidden hotspot  with no signs of surface volcanism, connecting these separate strings of volcanoes into one megachain. [...]

Classroom Management Resources

  Classroom management and management of student conduct are skills that teachers acquire and hone over time. Fortunately, there are tons of resources on the Internet that can help teachers develop their classroom management skills! Here is a link to some great classroom management techniques that might help you hone those skills! https://www.teachervision.com/back-to-school/classroom-management/53366.html?utm_source=TV_Great_Stuff_2015-09-08&utm_medium=e-newsletter&utm_campaign=TV_Great_Stuff If you are [...]