14 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org.

This week, we learned …

… that you can download and print absolutely gorgeous Landsat maps of your state. DO IT!

What a great teaching resource! Thank you, USGS!

What a great teaching resource! Thank you, USGS!

 

 

… “Elegy for the Arctic” is a haunting composition for piano accompanied by crumbling glacier.

 

 

… an L.A. artist’s ’emancipation project’ encourages students to create aspirational portraits in a school mural.

 

 

eating boogers is OK for kids, and eating vaccine-laced M&Ms is good for ferrets.

The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the "Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan" which emphasized species preservation through natural breeding, development of assisted reproductive technology, and the establishment of multiple reintroduction sites. Ferrets were released back into the wild in Wyoming in 1991, in South Dakota and Montana in 1994, and in Arizona in 1998. The Colorado reintroduction started in 2001. Photograph by Ryan Hagerty, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the “Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan” which emphasized species preservation through natural breeding, development of assisted reproductive technology, and the establishment of multiple reintroduction sites. Ferrets were released back into the wild in Wyoming in 1991, in South Dakota and Montana in 1994, and in Arizona in 1998. The Colorado reintroduction started in 2001.
Photograph by Ryan Hagerty, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

 

 

… a California town fixed a crooked curb—and broke geologists’ hearts.

 

 

… why 9th grade is the pivotal year for dropping out of school.

A sixteen-year-old takes her final exams on the last day of school at Colegio Vertice, the top-ranked high school in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National Geographic

A sixteen-year-old takes her final exams on the last day of school at Colegio Vertice, the top-ranked high school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National Geographic

 

 

… the top five exotic animals that are suitable to keep as pets.

 

 

… how scientists proved that a curve ball really does curve.

 

 

… why entrepreneurs should hire English majors.

Billionaire businessman Michael Eisner was a double major in English and Theater at Denison University in Ohio. He has defended his liberal arts education by saying "Literature is unbelievably helpful, because no matter what business you are in, you are dealing with interpersonal relationships. It gives you an appreciation of what makes people tick." Photograph by Ed Schipul, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-2.0

Billionaire businessman Michael Eisner was a double major in English and Theater at Denison University in Ohio. He has defended his liberal arts education by saying “Literature is unbelievably helpful, because no matter what business you are in, you are dealing with interpersonal relationships. It gives you an appreciation of what makes people tick.”
Photograph by Ed Schipul, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-2.0

 

 

more about Vincent van Gogh’s illness, and recreated one of his most famous works in folded strands of DNA.

 

 

… how to sell kids on veggies.

 

 

how Calgary declared war on urban sprawl, and that 500 Alberta schools will be powered by wind energy.

Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has a pretty skyline, doesn’t it? That’s the Bow River in the foreground. Photograph by Chuck Szmurlo, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0

Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has a pretty skyline, doesn’t it? That’s the Bow River in the foreground.
Photograph by Chuck Szmurlo, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0

 

 

… how to toss a pizza.

 

 

.. 13 words in the untranslatable language of love.

3 responses to “14 Things We Learned This Week!

  1. Wowww!!! Maybe be after watching this video I will also be able to toss a pizza.. Hope so… Well practice makes a man perfect.. Congratulations to Tony that he is six times winner..

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  2. It’s very interesting to match cartoon character with vegetables.. It’s a good way to eat children because they are highly impressed by theirs cartoon character at least for cartoon sake they will eat healthy..

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  3. To express ourselves there are many kind of art like singing, painting, music and even dancing.. Becca and her students do this by murals… Becca is doing a good effort for those student who can’t afford fees to school.. It’s a good opportunity for them…

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