Archive for the ‘IGAD’ Category

April 28th, 2013 - 10:09 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

2,000 Years of Continental Climate Changes

This infographic, found on Cool Infographics, shows how the climate has changed over the past 2,000 years in seven regions of the world (nearly all five continents, but not quite). Each color change represents the 30 year mean, and the increase and decrease of the temperature over time can be viewed[...]

March 11th, 2013 - 1:50 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, STEM

Employers Identify Top 5 Job Skills

The other day I came up with a great way to give extra credit while strengthening your students. Giving extra credit for bringing in necessary supplies, such as tissues, is great, but students who give an extra push that will help them later on in life should get rewarded. Tangible rewards are one o[...]

March 6th, 2013 - 1:01 am § in featured, Humanities, STEM

Amount of Water Wasted at your Home

As you, and some of your students, know, the water bill is not very expensive. It is not typically something people think about when they try to cut expenses. But what people don’t think about, is the impact on the environment. Growing up, I would see commercials about this, but not as many an[...]

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 21st, 2013 - 10:37 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Health, Humanities

How Do Germs Spread?

This infographic, brought to us by Pediatrics After Hours, is brightly designed to grab the attention of one group in particular, kids. Germs are gross, and kids get sick the most often. They are often too preoccupied to remember to do simple things, such as cover their mouths when they cough, or wa[...]

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[...]

August 21st, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Health, Humanities, STEM

It’s the End of the World as they know it

I still remember the first time I heard the Mayan theory of the end of time. I was in middle school. I don’t remember what we were studying, I actually think it was one of those things that a teacher taught in one class and it spread throughout the school, kind of like what a […][...]

August 13th, 2012 - 10:58 pm § in Data Sources, Health, Humanities, STEM

Physics of Olympic Bodies

As the Olympic frenzy draws to a close, it is time to analyze the events, the records, and the athletes themselves. This infographic compares Olympians both past and present, and shares how the changes in their physical anatomy has allowed for records to be broken. Unfortunately, the benefits that t[...]