Scientists in the Field

The Next Wave Update!

When I wrote about the cutting-edge field of wave energy in my newest book The Next Wave, I wanted to do two things. As the global warming crisis worsens, I wanted to bring attention to a really promising renewable, sustainable, … Read more

MARS SPACECRAFT MAVEN STUDIES ATMOSPHERE

The mighty Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity took off the table one of the longest-standing questions about Mars: Did it once have water which could have supported life? The rovers collected powerful evidence that the answer is a resounding YES. … Read more

How Research Can Make You THROW UP!

In case you missed it, check out the blog I wrote for I.N.K. (Interesting Nonfiction for Kids), where I recount a very challenging hike up Mount St. Helens that photographer Tom Uhlman and I did while researching Eruption! Volcanoes and … Read more

No Methane! No Life? Not Necessarily . . .

By now you many have heard that the Curiosity rover has detected no traces of methane on Mars. Methane is of great interest to scientists (and us all!) because methane could be sign that there is has recently been microbial … Read more

Mars Missions Face Challenges From Government Shutdown

You might be wondering how the government shut down has affected our robotic champs Curiosity and Opportunity (one of whom is a featured rover in The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity).  The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, … Read more

Enhanced Scientists in the Field eBooks!

If you haven’t checked out our enhanced eBooks, there is no better time than now. As students, teachers, and school librarians head back to the classrooms, these eBooks make perfect additions to group learning.  Right now there are four titles … Read more

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