external image twi.jpgKeeping up with the current events in Earth Science using Twitter


From time to time I'll be asking you to follow one of the "Tweeters" from the list below to keep yourself and the rest of us up to date with events happening in Earth Science. You'll be doing are own version of "tweeting" in the discussion forum on this page so please remember to keep your "tweets" school-appropriate!



Directions:

1. For homework tonight I would like you to choose one of the twitter accounts below and find 4 interesting "tweets" that have to do with Earth Science. It can be about geology (volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, mountain, etc.) or the atmosphere (weather, hurricanes, storms, flooding, tornadoes) or space (stars, planets, outer space, space exploration, etc.).

2. When you've found 4 interesting and relevant tweets with enough information go into the discussion forum of this webpage and "Re-tweet" a summary of the posts in your own words in 140 words or less. Copy and paste the original tweets below your "re-tweet".

3. I've included an example already in the discussion on this page for you to view before you do your own "tweet".

Follow up homework:
1. Check out some of the other tweets that your classmates did the night before.

2. Comment on their tweet with a statement and a follow up question.

List of Twitter accounts you can choose from:


General Science News Twitter Pages (Browse through these to locate Earth Science Tweets)


Science News for Kids Magazine (Look through and you can find tweets about either Astronomy, Atmosphere, or Geology topics)

Science Daily News (Look through and you can find tweets about either Astronomy, Atmosphere, or Geology topics)

NY Times Science Section (Look through and you can find tweets about either Astronomy, Atmosphere, or Geology topics)

NPR Science Desk (Look through and you can find tweets about either Astronomy, Atmosphere, or Geology topics)


Astronomy


NASA (The main twitter site for all things NASA)


NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (NASA's Lab for space exploration and missions)

NASA Kennedy Center (NASA's Kennedy Center - where they launch the Space Shuttle mission)

Astronomy Now Magazine (Astronomy)

NASA International Space Station Lab (Astronomy - Official twitter site for the International Space Station)

Space Flight Now Magazine (Astronomy with a focus on space exploration)

Hubble Space Telescope (Astronomy - the Hubble telescope orbits the Earth in space and gives us amazing pictures of outer space)

Astronomy Magazine (Astronomy - Magazine about all things space)

Sky and Telescope Magazine (Astronomy - Magazine about all things space)

Geology


United States Geological Survey (Great geology news)

Earth Magazine (current geology news)

Geology.com (Geology)

Nature Geoscience (Geology)


Weather/Atmosphere


NASA's Eyes on Earth Twitter (Atmosphere - Latest news on climate change and global warming)

Weather Channel (All things weather related)

The Weather Channel Breaking News (latest current weather events)

MSNBC Weather (latest current events in weather and atmosphere)

USA Today Weather (latest current events in weather and atmosphere)