Explore ecological concepts while having a howling good time with WolfQuest

July 8, 2010

WolfQuest puts you in the role of a lonely wolf in the wild with two things on your mind: survive and start a family. Along the way you’ll learn about how a wolf perceives the world around him with “scent view” which shows trails of recent creatures and other territorial markers.

GE Home Appliance Energy Use calculates cost of usage

May 19, 2010

General Electric has created a slick energy-awareness app that shows you how much each appliance costs you. Not just in terms of money, either. It shows kilowatt consumption, gasoline consumption, as well as showing how much use you can get out of a single kilowatt.

Looking toward the Future of Kids

March 30, 2010

BY KEVIN HODGSON What student doesn’t like to imagine what their life will be like in 25 years? Given the rate of technology advancements, it’s an interesting exercise in imagination to conceive the future. Amy Zuckerman and James Daly (along … Continued

This week from the NASA Earth Observatory

March 30, 2010

Here’s what’s going on at the NASA Earth Observatory, brought to you by Fred Beyer at EarthSciTeach. Flooding near the Betsiboka River, Madagascar (pictured) Acquired March 23, 2010, this natural-color image shows an agricultural area immediately south of the Betsiboka … Continued

Learn about environmental science with Conservation Maven

March 24, 2010

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Teaching ecology and environmental conservation principles from the classroom can be a tough job. It’s a subject that really requires that hands-on, in-the-field type of involvement to really engage the student and provide tangible educational concepts … Continued

This week from the NASA Earth Observatory

March 2, 2010

Here’s what’s going on at the NASA Earth Observatory, brought to you by Fred Beyer at EarthSciTeach. Notes from the Field Blog: The Uphill Road to Measuring Snow Not your typical weekend ski trip: scientists turn Colorado’s Steamboat Mountain into … Continued

Get real-time global statistics Worldometers

February 26, 2010

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Need some global statistics to emphasize a point you’re trying to make in an ecology or civics lesson plan? Trying to drive home the point in a health-related lesson about the spread of disease or the … Continued

Classroom Earth helps you teach about the environment

February 22, 2010

BY DAVID BARGER Classroom Earth is a dynamic website that synthesizes materials from numerous sources into a virtual cornucopia of useful environmental information. Are you an environmental news junkie and not getting what you need from the mainstream news media? … Continued

This week from the NASA Earth Observatory

February 22, 2010

Here’s what’s going on at the NASA Earth Observatory, brought to you by Fred Beyer at EarthSciTeach. Featured: Karachi, Pakistan Acquired January 8, 2010, this true-color image shows part of Karachi, Pakistan, a city of over 12 million residents. Heavily … Continued