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
GEOGRAPHY Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, but precisely how tall is it? The question is not so simple. (New York Times) Use this gorgeous map to zoom in on the 29,035ish-foot peak. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Click to zoom in on Mount Everest. Map by National Geographic Discussion Ideas How tall … Continue reading How Tall is Mount Everest?
SCIENCE The ocean is home to some of the world’s biggest creatures. The ocean is also home to big exaggerations. So, how big do the biggest animals in the ocean get? (National Geographic) Put size into perspective with our activity—size yourself up to a blue whale! Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Thanks to my favorite and … Continue reading Marine Myths Measured
ENVIRONMENT There is good news and bad news from the world’s leading scientists who study endangered species. Such ups and downs are among the findings of the latest update to the Red List, a guide to the world’s rarest species maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). (National Geographic News) Use our resources to understand how the IUCN evaluates a species … Continue reading ‘Red List’ Offers Updates on Endangered Species
SCIENCE Have you ever heard the claim that if an ant was the size of a human it could lift an elephant? Actually, it would suffocate under the weight of its own exoskeleton. Similar principles will also prevent The Rock from winning any ultramarathons (although he’d look good trying) . . . (Number Hub, check out the video below!) Use our resources to size yourself … Continue reading Size Matters—But How?