The University of Glasgow are promoting a citizen science experiment to measure the speed of light. This can be achieved by observing the time of eclipses of the satellites of Jupiter. find out more information at: <http://speedoflight2015.co.uk/>
By harnessing multiple observations from around the world we will be able to recreate Roemer’s famous measurement of the speed of light; extremely fitting for the International Year of Light (link to International Year of Light tab).
Check out these apps and websites to support your outdoor learning journey!
UK Ladybird survey: get counting and finding out about different types of ladybirds. What do your findings tell you about the biodiversity of your school grounds/local area? http://www.ladybird-survey.org
iRecord butterfly app: find out about butterflies in your area and why they are important. Record your findings on the app or website and become a citizen scientist! http://www.ladybird-survey.org/recording.aspx
OPAL Tree health: Use the information and photographs in this guide to help you identify pests and diseases on Oak, Ash and Horse Chestnut trees and six of the Most Unwanted. www.opalexplorenature.org/treesurvey