You've probably heard of the event by now (which to date has over 1170 participants signed up) but if not, you basically post 26 times during the month of April, according to each letter of the alphabet. It's a great challenge.
And now, the part you've all been waiting for (not):
My A-Z Theme for the month is Science.
I had hoped to keep the theme a secret until I unveiled it in this post, but I made a bit of a mistake yesterday when I accidentally scheduled my unfinished K post (Kinematics) to go up on March 12. Seeing as it was March 22--yeah, I accidentally published it. It appeared in Google Reader and on people's blogrolls, which rather blew my cover.
But now that you know I'm posting about science, I hope you're all as excited as I am about it, because that's all I'm focusing on for April. The Challenge will start out here on The Eagle's Aerial Perspective with Astrophysics and continue with Biotechnology, Cosmology, etc.
I've tried to keep the scientific jargon to a minimum and explain terms that might not be familiar offhand, and there will be at least a couple images in every post that will (I promise) be no longer than four to six paragraphs. At the end of the posts, I'll be featuring a Notable Scientist in the field--or closely related field--just covered, with a video of the person if I can find one, which is not always. Plus, there will be links at the bottom of each post to the sources where I got the information, so you'll be able to go and check the facts for yourself (and probably correct me!) if you think something is wrong.
You may be wondering, overall, what fields I'll be covering. In that case, it's just the natural sciences (with particular emphasis on Physics and Biology). This is not because I think the social sciences, humanities, formal sciences, or other professions aren't worth writing or learning about, but I know (counting what little I do know) a bit more about the natural sciences. (Shout out to Charles Gramlich (*update*: his wife has been diagnosed with cancer, and they are both in my thoughts) and Josh Hoyt here. They both have excellent posts about the social sciences/psychology, if you're more interested in that.)
Oh, and do take notes as you read next month. It will all be on the test.
Just kidding. Trust me, there won't be a test. :)
Unless you'd all like one . . .
Are you going with a theme this year, if you are participating in the A-Z Challenge? If not, are you prewriting your posts? And since I know some bloggers are posting on multiple blogs: how many blogs have you signed up for the Challenge?
-----The Golden Eagle