Supernova Baby Pictures

SCIENCE New observations represent the most complete image of a supernova’s immediate aftermath.  (Washington Post and Ars Technica) Learn a little about supernovas with our introductory resource. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research details the immediate aftermath of a supernova. What is a supernova? A supernova is the sudden, bright explosion of a … Continue reading Supernova Baby Pictures

How Do Hummingbirds Survive the Winter? What Does This Have to Do with a Mission to Mars?

SCIENCE Hummingbirds have evolved a clever way of coping with the cold—one we might mimic on a mission to Mars. (Nat Geo News) It’s hard to take a bad photo of a hummingbird, but this is one of our favorites. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why are winter temperatures hard on North America’s hummingbirds? … Continue reading How Do Hummingbirds Survive the Winter? What Does This Have to Do with a Mission to Mars?

This Week in Geographic History, January 2 – 8

Here’s an advance look at some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Wednesday, January 4 TDIGH: Euro Makes its International Debut Though the euro became the official currency of the European Union in 1999, today only … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, January 2 – 8

This Week in Geographic History, October 3 – 9

Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week.  For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Monday, October 3 TDIGH: East and West Germany Unite The reunification of Germany, which came less than a year after fall of the … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, October 3 – 9

This Week in Geographic History, September 19-25

Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week.  For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Tuesday, September 20 TDIGH: Megatransect Protects African Wilderness NG Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay’s 1999 expedition documenting biodiversity in the Congo River Basin helped lead … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, September 19-25