Saturday, August 6, 2011

Planet Quest - An Interactive Timeline of Space Exploration

NASA has an excellent interactive timeline tracing the history of astronomy and space exploration from the Greek philosophers through today. Planet Quest is actually three timelines combined into one. The three timelines cover technology, discovery, and culture as it relates to astronomy and space exploration. Each element on the timeline is narrated. Users can select individual elements on the timeline or choose autoplay to hear the narration of each item in sequence.

Applications for Education
Planet Quest provides a good overview of the history of astronomy and space exploration. The culture element could provide an interesting way to engage students who aren't excited about science, but are interested in what people thought at various times in history.

Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from sunny Maine. Before I headed outdoors to enjoy the summer weather with my dog, I compiled the list of this week's most popular posts.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. Speech to Text in Google Chrome
2. Fresh Brain - Fun Tech Projects for Students
3. Bears and Punnett Squares
4. Uploader Box - A Simple Way to Share Large Files
5. I Don't Hate iPads, but...
6. Economics Education Resources
7. US Civics Infographics

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