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Five Visualizations to Grasp the Scale of the Universe by Maria Popova What coffee beans, dinosaurs and lakeside picnics have to do with Isaac Asimov and formalized figments. Since yesterday was 10.10.10, we’ve decided to celebrate this cosmic alignment of numerical symmetry by illuminating the measurements of magnitude. What better way to celebrate 10.10.10 than with Charles and Ray Eames’ iconic Powers of Ten film, an adventure in magnitudes circa 1977? The film opens with a lakeside picnic in Chicago and branches outward into the universe, jumping to a vantage point ten times further out every ten seconds until our galaxy becomes a mere speck of light among many, then speed-zooms back to Earth, magnifying the view tenfold every ten seconds. Powers Of Ten is among our absolute favorites, a beautiful intersection of design heritage and scientific curiosity — we highly recommend adding the DVD, companion flipbook and breathtaking photography hardcover to your collection of cross-disciplinary cultural trophies. Share on Tumblr

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Virtual Labs BioInteractive’s virtual labs have won several awards, including top honors in the Pirelli INTERNETional Award competition, which recognizes the best multimedia products designed to use the Internet to educate about science and technology. Designed in close consultation with educators and scientists, these virtual labs are fully interactive biomedical laboratory simulations and provide students with skills and techniques used in scientific research. BioInteractive’s series of virtual labs allows students to examine heart patients, analyze DNA sequences, probe the nervous system of a leech, use human antibodies to diagnose disease, and measure physical traits of stickleback fish and anole lizards to examine key concepts in evolution. Each lab provides an interactive environment in which students perform experiments and collect their data, and answer questions to assess their understanding. The labs can be accessed by clicking the icons on the right-hand side of the page.

The Story of Stuff Project The Milky Way Project NASA Visible Earth: Home Collaborize Classroom | Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students WEB ADVENTURES: FOR STUDENTS — Explore Science - One Game At A Time Experience first hand what it takes to have a career in science. Find a suitable career match, play career game paths, learn about jobs and education requirements, vote on your favorite career and ask a scientist questions. Learn More >> Learn forensic science and apply your knowledge. Several cases that teach forensic science, featuring the characters from the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. VCT: Virtual Clinical Trials Simulate real life clinical trials. Work with clinical trials experts to test medical advancements and learn neuroscience along the way. Explore the world of infectious diseases, one mystery at a time. An interactive learning adventure that teaches microbiology, with accompanying classroom activities and magazines. Plunge into the world of the N-Squad and solve an alcohol-related crime. Students join a team of forensic scientists to solve an alcohol-related crime. Travel into the future and reconstruct the science of substance abuse.

TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 | Be Fearless Galaxy Zoo Encyclopedia of Earth Mind Mapping Software - Create Mind Maps online Virtual Ballooning to Explore Earth's Atmosphere: Windows to the Universe Activity Ask students what they already know about the atmosphere. Prompt them especially to share their knowledge about layers of Earth's atmosphere and how they think temperature and pressure vary with altitude. This could include having them draw from personal experience ("Last summer my family went on a vacation to the mountains... I was surprised to see snow in June... we kept getting out of breath while hiking.") Decide whether and how you want to divide up students into groups or teams for this activity. Students can do the activity individually; however, group work could lead to interesting planning discussions between students. Layers of the Atmosphere Scientists divide the atmosphere up into 4 or 5 distinct layers, as follows: Troposphere - from ground level up to somewhere between 8 and 16 km (5 and 10 miles, or 26,000 to 53,000 feet), depending on latitude and season. Concepts Embedded in this Activity Ozone is almost opaque at UV wavelengths. How high do balloons fly?

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