Friday, December 12, 2008

Earth Guide

Okay, Okay, I know I have a lot of blogs about science and astronomy. I think it’s because science lends itself so well to be illustrated with technology. The Japan Science and Technology Agency has a website called “Earth Guide” that has detailed, interactive pictures that cover such topics as, “Where is the earth located in the Milky Way Galaxy?”, “How different is the earth from the other planets?”, and “How big are the earth’s oceans?” Even though the site has advanced vocabulary, teachers can still make use of this site for the pictures alone. Once the picture is projected, the teacher can explain in easier language to communicate the objective. Visual connections are very powerful when teaching about space, when everything is on a such a large scale that most students may not be able to comprehend. Older students will most likely be able to use this site for an independent assignment, and younger kids will benefit from the visual appeal.

Thumbs up for the website!

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