Archive for February, 2013

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 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[...]