Doodle Science - January 2016

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

Raindrops diffracting the light
Real Fairy lights. Raindrops diffracting the light on one of the few sunny moments in the last couple of weeks. The low sun made lots of little prisms of the water and I could get lots of colours by moving my head. There might be some more chances of this sort of thing soon.
Remember STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths too and I have maths shows.

Great Dates in Sci and Tech for January

2nd of January 1860 ~The planet Vulcan is announced in Paris, it did not really exist.
4th of 1643 ~ Isaac Newton was born. So he was a Capricorn.
7th 1610 ~ Galileo starts finding the moons of Jupiter
8th year uncertain ~ My birthday
9th 1923~ Aircraft pioneer La Cierva makes first autogyro flight
13th 1610 ~ Galileo find the 4th Moon of Jupiter
13th 1938 ~ Church of England accepts evolution
18th 1916 ~ Meteorite hits a house in Missouri
29th 1886 ~ Benz patents the first petrol car.8th of November 1895 ~ Rontgen Discovers X rays.

Things in the sky this month.

3rd and 4th Quantrantids meteor shower.
10th, New Moon, a good time to look at faint objects.
24th full Moon.
Venus will still be about and there is always the chance of an aurora

Interesting links

If you have a 3d printer or wonder what you could download to make have a look at Thingiverse

For some good mechanisms look at Mekanizmalar

Fantastic Kinetic sculpture of Bob Potts

Great Natural History stuff from Waynes World (not that one)