ENVIRONMENT A not-so-grand canyon has opened in the Arizona desert. How? Why? (Forbes) Learn more about the forces that create earth fissures with our activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The big crack in the Arizona desert is called an earth fissure. What is an earth fissure? Earth fissures are associated with land subsidence, … Continue reading Another Canyon in Arizona
SCIENCE A GoPro camera lost after being launched in a weather balloon two years ago has been recovered, and it has some incredible footage of the Grand Canyon as seen from the edge of space. (Huffington Post) Launch your own out-of-this-world photos with kiteography! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The footage from the edge … Continue reading ‘Lost’ Camera Records Stunning Footage From Edge Of Space
SCIENCE To the untrained eye, the Grand Canyon might just look like one big hole in the ground. But to some scientists, the American Southwest’s iconic gorge is increasingly looking like several ancient canyons of different ages, stitched together by erosion. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to color-code the Grand Canyon’s ages. Discussion Ideas Look at our cool coloring page of the Grand Canyon. … Continue reading How Old is the Grand Canyon?
ARTS Hopi Fight To Halt Artifact Auction An auction of Native American artifacts scheduled for Friday in Paris is stirring up controversy on both sides of the Atlantic. Members of the Hopi tribe, native to northeastern Arizona, say that the 70 headdresses and visages (sometimes called masks) have cultural and spiritual value, and were illegally obtained. Auctioneers say the artifacts were legally purchased by a … Continue reading Hopi Fight To Halt Artifact Auction