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Welcome to Mr. Ullrich's Blog! This blog is for 8th Grade Earth Science and Physical Science students. We will learn topics such as Astronomy, Geology and Meteorology. This blog will give us a place to discuss, learn and develop these topics during the year. If you are not from our class please post lots of comments!

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Article posted February 8, 2011 at 07:22 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 42

As of January 2011, the old Zodiac Signs have been changed due to Earth's ROTATION CHANGE!  Since the Earth's rotation has been altered, the Zodiac signs such as Capricorn and Pisces and Scorpio have been changed to a different date on the calendar.  A new sign, OPHIUCHUS, has been added as the 13th new sign of the Zodiac!



Here are the new Astrological sign dates::







Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.


Aquarius:
Feb. 16-March 11.


Pisces:
March 11-April 18.


Aries:
April 18-May 13.


Taurus:
May 13-June 21.


Gemini:
June 21-July 20.


Cancer:
July 20-Aug. 10.


Leo:
Aug. 10-Sept. 16.


Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30.


Libra:
Oct. 30-Nov. 23.


Scorpio: Nov. 23-29.


Ophiuchus:
Nov. 29-Dec. 17.  (Yep, this one is new)



Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.



Lucky for me, since I am a Pisces and I am born on March 13, I didn't change.  If you changed, don't worry! Since you were BORN under that sign, that is already your personality!! And if you don't belive me, check this article out!



http://www.buzzle.com/articles/new-zodiac-signs2011.html









Article posted February 8, 2011 at 07:22 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 42



Article posted February 8, 2011 at 07:10 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 37

This is the coolest party trick every!! Wanna impress your friends with SCIENCE??  Watch the video below!!


Here are the things you need to pull this trick off:



1) A glass cup



2) 4-6 matches



3) and small square of aluminum foil (ONLY aluminum!)



4) a cooking glove (to protect you from burning yourself) and a pen!



5) WATCH the video below! 



Article posted February 8, 2011 at 07:10 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 37



Article posted December 22, 2010 at 11:04 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 35

This is the latest news on the newest Lunar Eclipse!! Some facts:



1) This eclipse was on the Winter Solstice. December 21, 2010-- very RARE allignment between the two-- the last Lunar Eclipse that occured on the Winter Solstice was 372 YEARS AGO!! The next one is predicted to appear in 2094 (hopefully we'll live that long!!)



2) It is expected to turn a Coppery-red color. The moon isn't completely dark--it just gets dimmer.



3)...JUST WATCH THE VIDEO













AND MORE IMPORTANTLY=Here are some pictures of the eclipse I took during my walk to school. (and you thought I would actually stay up that late to see it?) in the picture, the coppery red moon can be seen JUST OVER THE HORIZON (IN NEW YORK, OF COURSE)!  These pictures were taken in the early morning EST (eastern standard time), where the effects of the eclipse was still on the moon.  Sorry about the bad details!  



http://ward49.webs.com/lunar%20moon%202.jpg" />



 



 



 

Article posted December 22, 2010 at 11:04 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 35



Article posted November 18, 2010 at 05:11 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 40

 



 What are stars made of anyways?  What popular theory brought them into exsistance?  How and where did we come from?



http://www.universetoday.com/24796/what-are-stars-made-of/


Read this article by Fraser Cain



Now for the Questions:



1). What is the name of the theory that supposedly brought up the Universe?



2). What elements do stars consist of?



3).What were the first stars of our universe probably detonated as?



a. black holes



b. tornados



c. supernovae



d. lasers



4) Just like today, the first stars were roughly made up of __% of ______ and __% of _____.



5)Stars have been forming ever since the universe began.  About __ new stars form in the Milky Way every ____.



6).____ _____ reactions converted _____ into _____ to the ratios we see today. 



Interior of the Sun. Image credit: NASA



~Rachel :D

Article posted November 18, 2010 at 05:11 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 40



Article posted October 21, 2010 at 06:19 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 33

WARNING: Some of these photos might not look convincing, but the truth is, no one knows.



http://www.ufoevidence.org/photographs/section/featuredphotos/photo426.htm

Article posted October 21, 2010 at 06:19 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 33



Article posted October 12, 2010 at 08:20 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 41

This is what might happen to our galaxy-- the Milky Way-- and the galaxy Andromeda collide = MILKDROMEDA!! It is expected to happen in about 3 BILLION YEARS.







Article posted October 12, 2010 at 08:20 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 41



Article posted October 12, 2010 at 08:15 PM GMT-5 • comment (4) • Reads 36

 



Hi my name is Rachel. I love playing sports like volleyball and basketball. 

 I can play two instruments-- the piano and voila. 

My favorite subjects are science, English, and lunch (though i'm not sure the last one counts...). 

I like pie.

One of my favorite New York teams is the Yankees. I also enjoy reading

If I had a choice, my favorite natural disaster would be a tornado.


Article posted October 12, 2010 at 08:15 PM GMT-5 • comment (4) • Reads 36



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