Archive for December, 2013

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 16th, 2013 - 10:32 pm § in Data Sources, Humanities, STEM

Inside the International Space Station

To go up into space and live for a period of time is the dream of many children, but one that is reached by few adults. It takes a peak of physical health, a high level of intelligence, and a great deal of training. There are also a great deal of people who meet these […][...]

December 10th, 2013 - 11:54 pm § in history, Humanities

100 Years of Change

Ask your students to imagine the world in 1913. Do they think of fashion, lack of modern technology, impending world crisis? Would any of them chose to go back and live in 1913? Based on this infographic, life was very different 100 years ago. Choose a few of the ways life has changed and ask [&hell[...]

December 9th, 2013 - 10:12 pm § in Data Sources, Humanities, STEM


There is a growing problem in the United States, and that is the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. For several decades nearly every concerned parent has brought their children to the doctor for every cough, sneeze, and minor infection. Antibiotics are among the most prescribed catego[...]

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[...]

December 2nd, 2013 - 9:49 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

What are the Odds?

What are the odds that you exist? No doubt this is something few people have thought about, but according to this infographic, the odds are 0. Luckily, this world has you, and hopefully luckily, the world has every one of your students. In teaching odds, this would be an interesting infographic to s[...]