Doodle Science - March 2019

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


Gastroliths, stones that were once carried in the guts of dinosaurs. The long neck types swallowed rocks to grind up their food, eventually they wore down and fell out of the animal, small piles of them are found where the animals once roamed.

Great Dates in Sci and Tech for March

1st 1966 ~ Venera 3 space probe landed but did not send back the first pictures of the surface of the planet Venus
4th 1493 ~ Columbus get back to Europe having discovered the New World
4th 1887 ~ Daimler unveils his first 4 wheel internal combustion car
7th 1799 ~ The Royal Institution was founded by the very interesting Count Rumford, a man with a strange history
8th 1934 ~ Edwin Hubble produces a photo with showing there are more galaxies than stars in the Milky Way.
13th 1781 ~ Herschel discovers a planet in his back garden. He used a telescope and it was Uranus.
18th 1965 ~ Leonov becomes the first person to space walk.
22nd 1895 ~ First screening of moving pictures by the Lumiere Brothers.
30th 1842 ~ Dr Longs first use of anaethesia in an operation
30th 1858 ~ First pencil with a rubber attached.

Things in the sky this month.

Pretty quiet month but highlights include March 6 - New Moon.
March 20 - March Equinox.
March 21 - Full Moon, Supermoon.

Interesting links

NASA on Earth

Chemistry of Fireworks

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