Right before school starts you can show your kids something really cool. And it might just spark their imagination and interest in science. The Perseid Meteor Shower happens this weekend.

Living in west Texas we have a great advantage for events like this. We have more sky than most parts of the world. That's extra important this year because the moon will also be out during parts of the meteor shower, which might make the meteors harder to see. But all you have to do is to find a place with a good view of the sky, and little to no artificial light. Then both Friday and Saturday nights just look up at the sky. Give yourself 20 minutes or so for your eyes to adjust the darkness. Then you should see a meteor a minute or more. At its peak there has been up to 150 meteors per hour which is 3 or more per minute.

The website space.com has more info if you need it.