Archive for the ‘STEM’ Category

October 29th, 2013 - 12:35 pm § in history, IGAD, STEM

A Perspective on Time

There are a few things that are really difficult to convey to students. I remember how hard it was to help my social studies students understand what caused the seasons. Yes, I taught a lot of science while teaching social studies. Distance and time, on the outset, seem simple. But comprehending the[...]

July 1st, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, STEM, STEM

The 23 June 2013 Supermoon

Fact: the moon hangs in the sky (or circulates the Earth if you would like to be completely correct), every night, and in fact every day as well. Fact: it cannot be seen every night, depending up on when it rose and fell in your region, as well as depending upon the weather in your […][...]

May 9th, 2013 - 1:42 am § in Data Sources, Humanities, STEM, STEM

How Storms Affect Businesses

Application of information is the only reason to gain information, and thus it is a very important skill that was not adequately taught when I was in school. It is useless to make students memorize and recall information, if they don’t know how they can use it later in life. This is why I have[...]

April 26th, 2013 - 11:50 pm § in Data Visualizations, Miscellaneous, STEM


Preceden (click to view video) I have been working on the history of my home town, and the book I am using is organized by subject and time, making it a little difficult to keep track of events as they occurred. I just came across this great website that easily allows you to create a […][...]

February 26th, 2013 - 9:42 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, STEM, STEM

The Future 10 Years From Now

A few decades ago, it was suspected that today we would be wearing metallic space suits and eating food in pill or goo form. But life has changed very little over the past several decades. Our food has become much more processed, but we more or less eat the same things. Styles have changed, but [&he[...]

February 25th, 2013 - 11:22 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM, STEM

Extreme Weather Extracts Heavy Toll Across the States

What is the most devastating storm in your memory? For me it was Hurricane Fran, which swept inland into the heart of North Carolina, causing power outages for days and even weeks, and kept us out of school for around two weeks. Trees feel everywhere, and many roads were impassible for weeks. Then t[...]

February 19th, 2013 - 11:05 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

My, How Big Our Cars have Gotten

It’s no secret that there are larger cars on the roads now. The majority of cars on the road where I live are SUVs, and several decades ago these didn’t even exist. Your students may not be able to imagine a time when they were unable to stand up in their cars. But ask you […][...]

February 5th, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, IGAD, STEM, STEM

World Tax Comparisons

Taxes are a constant debate among politics. Everyone wants lower taxes, but few people think about why taxes are necessary. Before you show this infographic, challenge each student to find five unique uses for tax money, and imagine what the world would be like without the government having that mon[...]

February 4th, 2013 - 1:01 am § in IGAD, STEM, STEM

Solar System

The Solar System is very complicated. A classic science project is to create a representation of the Solar System, but it is nearly impossible to create a fully accurate representation. According to this infographic, the sun would be the size of a large bouncy ball, the largest planet, Saturn, would[...]

October 15th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Tsunami Smart

There are many types of natural disasters that can damage the way we live. Between storms from the sky, and a constantly moving Earth, it is nearly impossible to escape these natural disasters. A tsunami is one that is particularly devastating. It begins with movement of Earth, and ends with a large[...]