40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School By the time we graduate high school, we learn that they never taught us the most interesting things in there. Sure, you might be able to name the European countries or point New York on the map, but does that give a you real understanding of how the world functions? To fill this gap, we have gathered a great and informative selection of infographical maps that they should’ve shown us at school: every single one of these maps reveals different fun and interesting facts, which can actually help you draw some pretty interesting conclusions. Show Full Text 167 years of the US age demographic in one chart We live in a world where people are living longer and the global demographic is changing. But what does this change actually look like? Reddit user Stephen Holzman wondered the same, and put together this visualization showing the US age distribution from 1933-2100. It offers a new way to understand an ageing population, putting into just a few seconds the long-term demographic changes going on around us. As Mr Holzman explained: “A lot gets written about the ‘greying’ of the population, but it’s difficult to be enthusiastic about a process that takes decades.
Big History Project Join us! The Big History Project is not a for-profit program. Your engagement will exclusively benefit teachers and students around the world. Teaching the course It's easy to teach Big History — all you have to do is register, set up a class, and go! Deaths registered in England and Wales - Office for National Statistics There were 529,655 deaths registered in England and Wales in 2015, an increase of 5.6% compared with 2014. Age-standardised mortality rates (ASMRs) increased in 2015 by 5.1% for females and 3.1% for males; a change to the general decrease in rates in recent years. In 2015, mortality rates for respiratory diseases (including flu) increased notably for both males and females. Cancer was the most common broad cause of death (28% of all deaths registered) followed by circulatory diseases, such as heart disease and strokes (26%). The infant mortality rate remained at 3.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015. Back to table of contents
The Shape of Life This relatively obscure series (2002) is a real find. 7 hour long episodes tell the story of primarily invertebrates of the sea (sponges, anemones, flatworms, molluscs, arthropods, jellyfish, sea stars, etc...) over the course of time and how we relate and in some cases depend on these seemingly lowly creatures. Amazing video footage and computer graphics clearly explain everything. The scope of the video is worldwide. This is documentary film-making at its best. It's a shame it's not more widely known because it is easily as good as (better than, IMHO) PBS/BBC documentaries on the same subject. America’s Shocking Maternal Deaths Photo The rate at which women die during pregnancy or shortly after childbirth has fallen sharply in many nations as maternal care has improved. The United States — and particularly Texas — is a glaring exception. In Texas, for instance, according to a study in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, the maternal mortality rate doubled from 17.7 per 100,000 live births in 2000 to 35.8 in 2014.
Scientix Works SHORTCUTS ⇒ e-BookEMINENTOnline debatesPamphletsPostersPress cornerpublicationsvideos 12 November 2015: Can teachers educate and inspire tomorrow’s innovators to foster skills for an innovative society?19 November 2015: The ideal science classroom/methodology for inspiring 11-14 year olds?2 December 2015: Collaboration in STEM education By 2060, this country will have the world's largest population In the 1950s the world looked very different. Data from the United Nations shows that the global population was around 2.5 billion. Today, that number is almost 7.5 billion and is expected to rise to 9.7 billion by 2050. In the middle of the 20th Century, China was home to 500 million people and, like today, it was the world’s the most populous nation, followed by India and the United States. But, based on current trends, the list of the world's most populous nations could look very different by 2060.
If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system Mercury Venus Earth You Are Here Moon Mars Australia's demographics When it comes to analysing economic trends, demography is often overlooked. It shouldn’t be. It is influential over any number of things, ranging from house prices to employment prospects, economic growth to residents quality of life. And that list just scratches the surface.
Corkboard Connections: Hands-on Water Cycle Fun! Now that I'm retired, I often miss working with children; children are my inspiration and the classroom is my laboratory! Recently I accepted a position at a local school to work with kids during their year round intersession program, and I had the pleasure of teaching science to 5th graders for 3 days. I had a wonderful time teaching them about the water cycle and weather, especially since I was able to incorporate a hands-on activity and an exciting demonstration into our lessons.
Animation: 100 Years of the Most Populous Countries “I think ageing demographics is a bigger issue in China than people think. And the problems it creates should be become evident as early as 2016.” – Stan Druckenmiller, a 2013 quote Over the last year, we’ve been very skeptical of the near-term potential for robust global economic growth. Sighting Opportunity How do I Spot The Station? What does all this sighting information mean? Time is when the sighting opportunity will begin in your local time zone. All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky. Visible is the maximum time period the space station is visible before crossing back below the horizon.