Archive for September, 2013

September 11th, 2013 - 12:38 am § in Data Sources, Humanities

Ten Largest Museums in the World

Have your students name museums that are not local (unless you live in NYC or Washington, DC). How many of those museums are listed in this infographic? This infographic shares the largest museums in the world, the year they were built, the number of annual visitors, and their location. Have any of [...]

September 10th, 2013 - 11:07 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

Adjectives: Degrees of Comparison

This infographic, found on the blog LEARNIST is a great way to show what an adjective is. My parents spoke with proper grammar, and taught me to do the same. Several times, I have been complimented on my grammar. But in fact, beyond a noun and a verb, I could not tell you the names of […][...]

September 9th, 2013 - 7:06 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, IGAD, STEM

The Wonders of Cast Iron

Recently I joined a school tour of an historic building with which I volunteer. One thing that was discussed was the reason a four story building was the tallest building here in Raleigh, North Carolina when it was built, and what has happened to allow buildings much larger to tower around it. One s[...]

September 6th, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

How Geeks Have Evolved Over Time

When one thinks about a “geek,” one often thinks of someone of a higher level of intelligence, one who is interested in advanced technology. As this infographic shares, the origin of this word can be found in the 1500s from a word meaning fool, and another word from the 1700s from a word[...]

September 5th, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

Obesity in the US, Visualized

“In 1995, none of the states has an obese population greater than 21%. By 2011, the leanest state, Colorado, has an obesity rate of slightly greater than 21%.” A disturbing statistic this infographic shares. Popsci shared this interactive infographic that allows you to watch the obesity [...]

September 4th, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities

What are the Odds

Today’s infographic involves a lot of math and probability. It shows that there are many things stacked against us being here, as we are, today. Beginning with the probability that our parents met, and then stayed together. The infographic continues with probabilities involving a certain sperm[...]

September 3rd, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

Actual European Discoveries

It is commonly taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. Now this is not accurate in multiple ways. Not only were there people residing in current day America before Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas, but he was also not the first European to land off the coast. There is evidenc[...]

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 […][...]