Headed out to grab a cup of coffee this morning? Make sure you grab a reusable mug, too. If you think it doesn't really matter, think again.
According to this neat infographic, Americans use a whopping 25 billion paper cups each year! That adds up to 363 billion pounds of waste and the loss of more than 9 billion trees.
Bottom line: Every little cup adds up. Do your part to save trees, reduce pollution and minimize waste by bringing a reusable mug with you this morning — and don't forget to grab your reusable water bottle before you head out to lunch...
Where you find a border, you usually find somebody pissed off about it.
Disclaimer: This article is more glib and crude in its language than I typically post. However there is some great insight in this article about the curiosities that can occur on the borders that merits inclusion here. Enclaves, walls, roads, glaciers, and tables all play prominent roles in these 5 quirky borders.
Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map. National Geographic Education has put an emphasis on geoliteracy, which entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places.
What if the world's population were reduced to 100 people community?
Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to young learners. For more information see: http://www.miniature-earth.com/
Browse the timeline of war and conflict across the globe.
This database of global wars and conflicts is searchable through space and time. You can drag and click the both the map and timeline to locate particular battles and wars, and then read more information about that conflict. This resource would be a great one to show students and let them explore to find what they see as interesting. This site is brimming with potential.
The lithosphere (Earth's crust) is a hard, rigid plate on top of a softer molten layer known as the asthenosphere. Sounds like an Oreo to me! As a crude analogy that lets you bring food into the classroom, this lesson on plate boundaries sound like a winner. For an academic article on how to use Oreo's to teach about Earth's crust, see: http://dusk.geo.orst.edu/oceans/Oreo-Cookie.pdf
De SubsurfaceViewer 3D is een programma voor het visualiseren van zowel het lagenmodel als het voxelmodel van Nederland 3D en GeoTOP. GeoTOP geeft een gedetailleerd driedimensionaal beeld van de ondergrond. Het model bestaat uit zogenaamde voxels (~volume cellen) van 100 bij 100 meter in de horizontaal en een dikte van 0.5 meter. Aan elke voxel zijn de volgende eigenschappen gekoppeld: stratigrafie, lithoklasse, en de kans op het voorkomen van de lithoklasse. Er is gemodelleerd van 50 m onder NAP tot aan maaiveld.
"Did you know that Africa is 14 times larger than Greenland? Or that the continental U.S. is actually smaller than Brazil? If you didn’t it’s with good reason—most of us learned our geography from a map that was designed for navigation, not for area accuracy.
"Every map is out of proportion in some way—it’s impossible to transfer a sphere to two dimensions without distortion—and each mapmaker chooses what to portray, depending on their agenda. ODT Maps’ mission is to teach people to see the world from a broader, more inclusive perspective, resulting in maps that show countries for their true size, and others with Australia up top—and why not?
"ODT Maps provides maps and resources to help people see that there are many ways to see the world—and a need for many maps!"
Je vindt hier oefeningen en uitlegvideo's over rekenen en wiskunde, gebaseerd op de originele Amerikaanse Khan Academy. Gebruik is gratis. Naast reken- en wiskunde opgaven, komen hier ook taaloefeningen.
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