Snap. Crackle. Pop. After the first few weeks of class, I was sitting on my couch enjoying a lazy Saturday. The morning news was playing in the background and the porch door open. I could feel the balminess of a typical New Orleans day settle its way into the living room. Continue reading Strategy Share: Engaging the Five Senses for Lasting Impact
TECHNOLOGY An Australian company has designed a wetsuit that could prevent deaths by making surfers and swimmers look less like shark’s prey. (BBC) Use our resources to learn more about wetsuits and the people who wear them. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why do surfers and swimmers in Australia wear wetsuits? Read through our … Continue reading Shark-Repellent Wetsuits?
GEOGRAPHY Urban smellscape researcher Kate McLean travels the world mapping scents: Edinburgh smells of the brewery and penguin poo, New York’s summer is ripe with garlic and spilled beer, while Amsterdam smells of … damp? (Guardian) Chart your own “smellscape” and other geography adventures with Mission: Explore! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. “My process of smellmap … Continue reading Sniffing out Cartography
SCIENCE We don’t all experience flavor the same way. How we taste a food’s flavor can be affected by colors, temperature—and music? (The Guardian) Watch our video to understand the science of taste. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Watch the video and read through our media spotlight “A Matter of Taste.” What basic taste … Continue reading The Science of Flavor
This blog is first in a five-part series on exploring India. Former National Geographic staffer and guest blogger Anna Switzer shares her adventures with us from the field. Follow along with her as she journeys around and acclimates to new people and customs through her five senses of hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling, and feeling. In wilderness medicine, there is a concept for measuring a person’s … Continue reading Senses of Place: India