Be inspired by the scale of things in our universe……you are but a speck…This is awesome (you might have seen the first one from 2010).
The scale of the universe 2 (2012) by Cary & Michael Huang
An interactive tool – use the scroll bar to zoom in on the smallest things in the universe (like quantum foam) & then zoom out to the edge of the universe. Compare the scale of things along the way. Click on each picture for more info.
Or watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaGEjrADGPA
The scale of the universe 1 (2010)
TED-Ed YouTube Channel: Lessons worth sharing
Launched 8 March. The channel will be a collection of short animated talks explaining various concepts (3 – 10 min; no talking heads). 12 animated videos are currently available & will be added to daily. From April, teachers can submit their best lessons (or suggest one) which will then be animated & existing TED content will also be remade.
The 2012 TED Prize winner: The City 2.0
This could be useful for Geography/SOSE/Design/Architecture classes. This year’s winner was awarded to a concept rather than an individual. People are encouraged to submit their ideas to The City 2.0 & “Dream me, build me, make me real”. The TED Prize will “create a platform to allow citizens anywhere to participate in the creation of their City 2.0. The platform will excite, connect and empower individuals and communities around the world through editorial content (video and text), a shareable project database, tools for local connection, and resources for executing ideas. The result will be an ever-expanding network of citizen-led experiments, with the ability to scale successes and learn lessons from failures”.
Encyclopaedia Britannica now available only online
After 244 years in print, Encyclopaedia Britannica will no longer publish its 32-volume book sets.
A new version is usually printed every two years, but the company has announced the 2010 set will be the last.
The online version has many more links & articles than the book edition and is available free online via eResources at the Libraries ACT website: http://wfxsearch.webfeat.org/wfsearch/menu?cid=10228 (you need a card & PIN).