This week, we learned …
Navigate a gallery of Earth’s shifting tectonic plates here.
The supertanker AbQaiq can transport more than two million barrels of oil.
Photograph by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Kevin H. Tierney, courtesy U.S. Navy
How are supertankers enabling globalization?
Did early North Americans take a “kelp highway” to the new landmass?
The Eiffel Tower’s original bright red color may return.
Illustration by Georges Garen, courtesy Wikimedia. Public domain
Add some color to some other long-faded monuments with our “Classical Coloring Pages” here.
Blocks will still be made from plastic, but softer Legos (like trees) will be made from sugarcane-based material.
Photograph by Arto Alanenpää, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-4.0
How long has Lego been in business?
How is the Nat Geo Museum taking visitors on a virtual tour?
Nathan and Ida Handwerker certainly didn’t invent the hot dog. They took something that was already popular, made it better and cheaper than the competition, and created a scalable business model in the process. America!
Photograph of Nathan’s Famous circa 1947 by Al Aumuller, courtesy Library of Congress. Public domain
Can American foods represent the American dream?
Instruction in rhythm, melody, and harmony truly has a positive effect on developing brains.
Photograph courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-2.5
How does one educator use music to help students serve the community?
Use our Forces of Nature interactive to understand why earthquakes may be difficult to report—and create one of your own!
Whalers display their catch of the day in South Georgia Island, Antarctica, in 1912.
Photograph courtesy The National Archives UK. Public domain
What tools did British whalers use?
Whales that spout water from their blowholes are drowning.
Illustration by Mark Garrison
Can geography be misrepresented in storybooks?