The following post was written by 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Jesse Lowes following his expedition to the Galápagos Islands. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. With its finely indented coastline and unflinching wildlife, the Galápagos is a place that beckons you to look closely and meet it eye-to-eye. Yet, on this day, … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Use ‘Shadow Geography’ to Find Your Place
SCIENCE It’s a total fluke. No one was thinking about making the most precise test yet of general relativity when the European Space Agency sent a pair of satellites into orbit last year. But a botched launch put them in perfect position to test Einstein’s century-old theory. (Guardian) Use our resources to learn a little about the man behind general relativity. Teachers, scroll down for … Continue reading 100 Years Later, Einstein’s Theory Tested by Satellites
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 What will happen to Astronaut Scott Kelly’s body during his year in space? With a nod to Leonardo, NASA diagrams it for us. (NASA) Do you really need to ask why astronauts are awesome? Well, here are 5 Reasons Why to get you started. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas First, a little background: … Continue reading What Happens to Astronaut Poop? Look to the Skies!
SCIENCE A team of researchers has identified the oldest, most distant galaxy yet discovered. (Tech Times) Use our resources to swing by some of the other galaxies in our universe. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas EGS8p7 has been identified, at about 13.2 billion years old, as the oldest and most distant galaxy yet detected. What … Continue reading Scientists Discover Farthest, Oldest Galaxy