Over the past twenty years, scientists have discovered hundreds of what are known as exoplanets—planets that orbit stars outside of our own solar system. Different groups of scientists worldwide have used a variety of methods to detect these planets. In this lesson we will investigate a method that has been quite fruitful in finding exoplanets as a result of the Kepler Mission, launched by NASA in 2009. Another similar mission is CoRoT, led by the French Space Agency. These missions identify exoplanets by a method called transit, in which the b
The School District of La Crosse, Wisconsin challenged their students to determine what attributes make the idea soccer player. Watch the video below to see how they used PocketLab and their iPad technology, plus a lot of creativity, to investigate what physical attributes contribute to accuracy and force of a soccer kick.