Archive for the ‘Data Visualizations’ Category

April 14th, 2014 - 1:06 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM, STEM

Engineering and Curiosity

What of these complex machines do you use in class? What complex machines do you and your students use every day? How will you use these machines to teach your students? One idea for teaching your students over the course of a year could be the development of discoveries from the simple to the compl[...]

April 8th, 2014 - 4:55 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, STEM

The History of Opportunity

In the opinion of you and your students, what was the biggest development that has led to our modern day life? The Gutenberg Press, the typewriter, electricity, the computer? How can your students harness this technology in order to take advantage of the opportunities this infographic claims there i[...]

April 7th, 2014 - 12:54 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM, STEM

The Universe in Numbers

This infographic is an entertaining video on various aspects of the Universe. It goes into size, age, and different aspects of our universe. There are several important things that can be taught using this infographic. First of all, it does go against the Biblical idea that Earth is only 6,000 years[...]

April 1st, 2014 - 4:25 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, Humanities

Modern American Financial History

A friend once told me that he once had a history teacher who, because she had studied history teacher, she foresaw the recent recession coming. Let’s hope that she got all of her money out of stocks before it happened. There is also a saying that history repeats itself. Looking at this infogra[...]

March 17th, 2014 - 7:33 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

International Space Relations

In the 1960s, it was every child’s dream to be an astronaut. This was the age of the space race, or who would get into orbit and to the moon first. Of course, Russia beat America in getting into space, but we beat Russia in getting to the moon. With the International Space Station, it [&hellip[...]

March 10th, 2014 - 7:10 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

Timeline of the Far Future

The good news shared by this infographic is that Earth should still be around for at least another one hundred quintillion years, at which point everything that is not biodegradable will be destroyed, although this infographic does mention even the decay of titanium in laptops. But this infographic [...]

March 3rd, 2014 - 7:03 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM, STEM

DNA Explained

This short video on DNA is an overview of the details of what DNA is, and what can be done with it. The video goes from explaining the correlation of DNA and genetic material, to comparing it with other living things, to Genetically Modified Organisms. While GMOs are a very controversial subject, th[...]

December 30th, 2013 - 11:14 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

The Physics of Santa Claus

Luckily for children everywhere, a group of physicists believe Santa is real, and have worked out how he is capable of giving toys to children around the world. They deal with the issue of his bag, seeing millions of children, if not a billion, children on a single night, and of course making all hi[...]

December 23rd, 2013 - 10:49 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

Winter Storms

The weather is an area of science that has only recently been fully understood. For centuries, people have known the difference between rain and snow, have recognized the change in temperature throughout the year, and have even realized the impact of air pressure on weather. However, only since mode[...]

December 3rd, 2013 - 11:34 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

A Perspective of Time

In history, perspective is very important. It is important to realize that our lives take up a very small portion of time, and even modern era, no matter when historians put the beginning of modern time, is a very small portion of time. However, in that time, many significant events have occurred. H[...]