When I am searching for topics for this blog, I often come across interesting things in which I can't find an obvious educational benefit. I bookmark these dubious sites in the hope that I will one day find a use for them. My list of bookmarks has become a desultory list of oddities and eccentricities. But when … Continue reading Writing in Air
When I was researching a link for this week I came across a site called Alchemy Learning that allows you to create "mobile lessons." I signed up and took the tour and it looks really cool. I can create lessons with content from around the web, link the relevant curriculum outcomes, track student progress, and other … Continue reading Flipped Classroom
I love Khan Academy. Their tagline says is all; “You can learn anything.” Basically you watch videos, read articles, do exercises to follow lessons for a huge variety of topics. Early math to organic chemistry. In two minutes I set up a teacher account where I can add a class full of students and track their … Continue reading Khan Academy
This is so cool. Amazing visuals and very accessible narration. This could be a good introduction to a writing/brainstorming task or an addition to a unit on the solar system.
It’s no secret that Earth’s ocean is filled with life, much of it still a mystery or totally unknown to science. But what about the ocean on other worlds? I’m not talking about sci-fi planets or suspected alien Earths around other stars, either, but right here in our own solar system, where an ocean even deeper than ours lies hidden beneath a global shell of ice.
Scientists believe there is an ocean hidden beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. In the video above, NASA-JPL astrobiologist Kevin Hand explains why scientists are so excited about the potential of this ice-covered world to answer one of humanity’s most profound questions: does life exist beyond Earth?
To learn more about Europa, click here, and see the latest enhanced version of a Galileo image of Europa below:
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