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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Flag Food

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Now here's an interesting activity for students!

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Trisha Klancar's curator insight, February 4, 2013 3:09 PM

I love it... I am seeing an extra credit project with this... feed the teacher and make it educational too!

Mark Slusher's curator insight, February 9, 2013 1:46 PM

Now THIS is geographical food for thought! Talk about conquering a nation!

Emily Larsson's comment, September 11, 2013 1:15 AM
I love that! It's so creative. Whoever came up with the idea to do this as an advertisement for the international food festival did a great job. They all look so delicious. Food festivals are a great way to experience other cultures.
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Map Envelope

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Print your own customized, place-based envelopes using Google Maps imagery. This is fun!

 

 

 

Tags: art, google, mapping. 


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NASA - Image of the Day

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NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America’s space agency.

 

NASA has stunning galleries of images including this link to their daily image.  The big news today about the NASA images is that they have recently made the 172-page e-book Earth as Art a free download (PDF). 

 

A great discussion starter for the lesson.

 


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If All of Earth's Water was put into Single Sphere

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If All of Earth's Water was put into Single Sphere, from the USGS Water Science School...

 

"This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth's water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, has a diameter of about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) , with a volume of about 332,500,000 cubic miles (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers). The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant."

 

The sphere does not include the potential water that some scientists believe may be trapped in the mantle (and thus not accessible on the surface).  For more about water that is not on or near the surface, see: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0307_0307_waterworld.html


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Gary Robertson's comment, May 8, 2012 2:36 AM
Water is also tied up in hydrated minerals in the rocks of the earth's crust. While not "free" it is still significant and is occasionally freed through subduction and volcanic activity. Furthermore, the earth's mantle may contain even more water than the rest combined! So, maybe the Single Sphere should be larger by more than the cube root of 2, or about 1,083 miles in diameter. See mantle water data at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0307_0307_waterworld.html
Seth Dixon's comment, May 8, 2012 4:08 AM
Thanks Green Uncle Mary! I mean Mean Uncle Gary!