SkyDay is partnering with students studying under Daniel Horton in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at Northwestern University to offer creative middle school content about all things sky. What is the science of cloud types, atmospheric effects, storms and the solar system. Why does it matter? And how does it all relate to climate? If you can see it when you look up, that's what we want to talk about!
Check out Laura's lessons and activities on clouds here.
Get inspired by the beauty and dynamic nature of our sky!
SkyDayProject is interactive You can filter it by sky 'states':
Blue Skies - can offer amazing transitions of light! Can you catch them? Clouds - amazing possibilities! Transitions - Day to night. Night to day. Storms - Here's an art challenge. Can you convey the idea of a storm without showing its impact on objects (like trees, people, etc.) Night Time - not easy to do but can be spectacular! It can also be filtered by Country and by School/Group
Just tweet your sky photos to BOTH hashtags #SkyDayProject #LookUP. This is also important! BOTH hashtags are needed to get into SkyDayProject (New to twitter? Signing up is quick, free and tweeting your photos is really easy).
How do we see SkyDayProject ?
Here it is! SkyDayProject (skydayproject.org)
When can I tweet my sky pictures? Now! So what are you waiting for ?
How many can I tweet in? Tweet as many as you like!
Can my friends join in? Absolutely!
Artist Ben Whitehouse created SkyDay to bring people of all ages together to care about our sky, learn about how it functions and what it's vulnerabilities are and come together across cultures and borders in a new spirit of ecological citizenship. He is joined in this effort by NASA astronaut and artist Nicole Stott and Northwestern University climate scientist Daniel Horton. With the input of talented artists, scientists, parents, educators, writers, child development experts and social scientists we are building SkyDay as an interactive educational platform to offer teachers, parents and kids imaginative lesson plans, inspiring ideas, great articles, innovative projects, forums for discussion and exciting opportunities for international collaboration.
Follow us now on social media where you can hear news about our crowd sourced interactive learning platform and our SkyTeam. We'll share articles too about cool studies, research on our changing climate, brilliant ideas, exciting events and awesome citizens. For pictures and inspiration please follow us on Instagram. For news and SkyDayProject updates check us out on Twitter and Facebook.