What do Nat Geo Education Blog readers read? Here are the activities, stories, pictures, and assorted oddities you pushed to the top of our charts in 2015. (Nat Geo Education)
Our Daily Content page is a great primer on all the content available from Nat Geo Education—10 fresh ideas, every day of the year, from quick vocabulary words to fully fleshed out and standards-aligned lessons.
What do Nat Geo Education readers read about?
- Dead whales! Our most popular blog post this year was on the real size of a blue whale’s heart, and the bloody dissection marine biologists used to figure that out.
- Want more information on blue whale biology? Try our activity, Size me Up to a Blue Whale.
- Renewable Energy! Another popular blog post outlined how Costa Rica achieved a clean energy milestone by using 100% renewable energy for a record 75 days in a row.
- Want to learn more? Use our map layers to see what other countries are using renewables.
- Professional Development . . . at sea! Our marquee professional development program, the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship, is always a popular post. The program sends educators on all-expense-paid trips to the Galapagos, the Antarctic, Iceland, Svalbard, and beyond every year.
- Critters! Our most popular animal post (about living animals, that is) explained Florida’s manatee invasion.
- Science! The astronomy behind the Halloween “blood moon” eclipse was our most popular science post of the year.
- Maps! Our post explaining a new population cartogram was the most popular cartographic post of the year.
- Our Nat Geo educators are great resources for teaching about maps and how to use them.
- Politics! Our posts about the Syrian civil war were the most popular newsy posts of the year.
- History! The discovery of Homo naledi, a human ancestor identified by Nat Geo Explorer Lee Berger was our most popular historic post this year.
- Teaching strategies! Our Weekly Warm-Up on what it means to be frozen in space was our most popular pedagogical post of the year.
- Natural Hazards! Our outline about the devastating quake in Nepal was our most popular post on natural hazards and risks.
Did you have a favorite post from the Nat Geo Education blog this year? Let us know in the comments or at email@example.com.