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Everything Is Connected : TED Radio Hour. Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Epic forces are at work every day, changing the face of our planet.

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Through dramatic film footage, exhibits, interactive games and our famous earthquake simulator, explore how the powers within shape the world in which we live in the Volcanoes and Earthquakes gallery. Examine fossils from a time when all Earth's continents were joined, and the animals that evolved after the continents separated. See lava bombs, volcanic glass hair, and crystals created under intense pressure beneath Earth's surface. the heat suits and field equipment used by scientists studying volcanoescasts of victims from the Mount Vesuvius eruption of AD 79objects melted by lava flowshydrothermal vents that release hot magma from under the seahistoric seismographic equipmentbuilding techniques to guard against earthquake damage.

Home. Natural History Museum, London. Entrance to the Natural History Museum in London. Sep 30, 2012 In this beautiful capture by Elia Locardi, we see the awesome entranceway to the Red Zone at the Natural History Museum in London, England.

Entrance to the Natural History Museum in London

Locardi is fairly prolific on Google+ with over 569,000 connections. He also runs the wildly popular BlametheMonkey.com, a travel & HDR photography tutorial site. Postcards From Far Away. Well, we’ve come to the one week anniversary of living in our flat.

Postcards From Far Away

It’s Friday night and there’s four of us sitting in the living room watching Austin Powers. I made spaghettios for dinner and we figured out how to use the washing machine. Somehow, life here has become very comfortable very quickly. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I guess I thought it would take a little longer to feel at home here. But I’m in the company of great people, I have a warm, clean flat to come home to, and I know my way around a few areas, can determine coin values by their sizes and shapes, and public transportation is not so scary anymore.

Grocery shopping and shopping in general has been interesting. High Juice So I sat down at dinner the other day and poured myself a nice little glass of this High Juice. And then there’s Argos. Of course, this wouldn’t be an appropriate favorite things entry without mention of my Oyster Card, the one item that makes me feel like a true Londoner. The Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012. *Update: The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 have just been published.

The Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

Click here to check out the most up-to-date post! After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012. It’s hard to believe we’re already into the final quarter of 2012. With that, here are the Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ for this year. If any image really intrigues you, be sure to click the title link or picture itself. *Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a ‘Picture of the Day’ this year. Enjoy! Designing a Resilient Community.

Students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community's ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems.

Designing a Resilient Community

Then they develop ideas for redesigning their community to be more resilient. Downloadable materials for these lessons include instructions and discussion questions, a set of "Redesigning Our Community" cards for students, professional development suggestions for instructors, and links to resources about resilient communities. Grade Levels: 9–12 Estimated Time: Lesson One: 50 minutes Lesson Two: five to six hours, spread over several days Lesson Three: seven to eight hours, spread over several days Key Concepts: Download Designing a Resilient Community Activity PDF [1.3mb] A Smart by Nature® downloadable resource. Oak Woodland Learning Activities. How can we visualize and understand the complex relationships and processes — often invisible to a human eye — of an ecosystem?

Oak Woodland Learning Activities

And how can we apply lessons from natural ecosystems to the creation of more resilient human communities? Two activities based on the oak woodland ecosystem offer opportunities for thoughtful and revealing discussions. Downloadable materials for both activities feature a beautiful mural by artist Ane Carla Rovetta in 15 panels, 30 information cards for use by students, and directions and discussion suggestions for instructors.

Oak Woodland Learning Activity Students learn to look at an ecosystem — the oak woodland — as a system and, by doing so, become aware of relationships among living things, the processes and patterns that drive survival and evolution, and the importance of abiotic characteristics in sustaining life. Key Concepts: Complex interactions, which often go unnoticed by people, drive the survival of the species in an ecosystem. Grade Level: 9–12. Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change. Regenerative Develoment Bibliography. Oak Woodland Learning Activities.