Month: September 2017

Someday You Could be an Astronomer like Dr. Allyson Sheffield

By IndyKids Staff Dr. Allyson Sheffield is a professor and researcher in the field of astronomy.  On August 21, she hosted a solar eclipse viewing party at LaGuardia Community College. IndyKids: How would you describe your job? Allyson Sheffield: First, it’s awesome! My job is a combination of teaching physics and astronomy classes and carrying …

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Earth is on the Brink of its Sixth Mass Extinction

By Amzad Ali, age 13 A growing body of scientific research suggests that Earth is undergoing its sixth mass extinction. Mass extinction is defined as the total elimination of multiple species within a short period of time. The fifth mass extinction, over 65 million years ago, resulted in the loss of 75 percent of Earth’s …

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