Archive for the ‘IGAD’ Category

September 2nd, 2013 - 12:29 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

The Solar System: Our Home in Space

Narrated by a gentleman who sounds much like Robin Leach, former host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, this short video is the subject of our IGaD today. In fact, our solar system is home of many rich and famous individuals, just as it is home to those of us who are less rich […][...]

August 14th, 2013 - 1:56 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Moon Phases Explained (with Oreo cookies)

This infographic includes a great activity for students of any age. Hand out Oreos to each student, and have them create each moon phase as depicted at the top of the infographic, assigning one phase per student. Then create a sun (a lamp), facing the Earth, and have students place themselves at eac[...]

July 29th, 2013 - 1:03 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

Curiosity: Seven Minutes of Terror

Now I don’t know if this title is alluding to the fact that the men and women on the ground were terrified the Curiosity would not land properly, or the feelings of the Curiosity itself or those aboard, had there been people aboard, but regardless, the descent of the Curiosity was quite terrif[...]

July 29th, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

Distances Driven on other Worlds

Twenty Three miles may not seem very far, but in 1973, this was a great distance to travel on the moon. This infographic shares distances traveled by various crafts on the moon and on mars, from farthest to shortest. Currently, curiosity is traveling on the surface of Mars at the breakneck speed of [...]

July 4th, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Beyond the Boom

The Fourth of July is a celebration of this country’s independence from Britain. As yesterday’s infographic showed, what occurred on July 4th, 1776 was not even recognized in England, and barely even shared. Also, as yesterday’s infographic showed, some Americans do not even unders[...]

July 2nd, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

What’s Inside Coffee?

According to this infographic, coffee is not nearly as harmful as it is sometimes reported to be, or they are just not giving us the full story. Wired gives us this infographic as a short video to share with us what is in the coffee so many Americans are addicted to. And since many start […][...]

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[...]

May 6th, 2013 - 12:03 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

How Far is it to Mars?

With all of this hype about Mars and the exploration of Mars, there have been many infographics about Mars and space exploration. I have found yet another that is very interesting. Using pixels, this infographic shows how far away Mars is. However, it is not as far away as it used to be. Most people[...]

April 30th, 2013 - 1:14 am § in featured, Humanities, STEM

The Most Amazing Construction Projects

Constructing a building takes into consideration a great deal as this infographic shares. To begin with, the materials, climate, and foundation must sustain the structure, there must be enough men and women to complete the project with enough knowledge to put into the construction, finances are a ma[...]