SCIENCE Scientists have identified a large crater on the near side of the moon—the first detection of its kind in at least a century. The structure has been provisionally named after aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. (BBC) What’s a moon? What’s a crater? Who’s Amelia Earhart? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Earhart, Hiding in Plain Sight
Living in Washington, D.C., when meeting a person for the first time the conversation often goes like this: X: Hi, I’m X. Sam: Hi, I’m Sam. X: So, what do you do? Sam: I work at National Geographic. X: No way! What do you do there? The truth is, it’s hard to answer that question: “What do you do there?” In the simplest sense, the … Continue reading What it’s like to work at National Geographic
We’re kickin’ it old school to celebrate #tbt (throwback Thursday) and diggin’ into the blog archives to dig out this gem of a post in honor of Mt. Everest, whose summit was initially reached on May 29th, 1953, by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay. We hope that you’ll forgive the fact that a better #tbt would have been if the 29th were today! To … Continue reading #tbt: Experiencing the Thrill of Everest from the Safety of the Classroom
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. —André Gide You may have heard the old adage about the “white spots on the map.” This month, forget the “white.” We here at National Geographic are seeing “blue.” Did you know that 98% of the ocean remains unexplored? There’s only one world ocean, but there’s more than one … Continue reading Forget white, we’re seeing blue. Join us.