Doodle Science - April 2019

Circulated to schools, organisations and individuals - covering primary science and related bits and bobs.

Tiger, in fact Panthera tigris tigris, a male Siberian tiger, one of the biggest of his kind, big and fluffy. It turns out there are more pet tigers in the US of A than there are wild onse left in the whole world put together. Madness imagine the size of the cat flap.

Great Dates in Sci and Tech for April

1st 1875 ~ First weather map published in the times., Not April Fool
4th 1975 ~ Gates and Allen form Microsoft
6th 1938 ~ Plunkett invent Teflon
9th 1809 ~ Isambard Kingdom Brunnel is born
12th 1961 ~ Gagarin in orbit
15th 1726 ~ Newton tells the apple story, might be true
25 1953 ~ Watson and Crick present their work on DNA
27th 1981 ~ Computer mouse is born

Things in the sky this month.

April 5 - New Moon.
April 11 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation.
April 19 - Full Moon.
April 22, 23 - Lyrids Meteor Shower.

Good thing to do
Very mild winter really and so thinghs are stating to get going so keep an eye out for pollinators should be coming out, amazing how so many insects hibernate and then suddenly appear, Bumble bees are already going. Interesting links

Some good robots

The Met office, when does spring start

Atmospheric Phenomena

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