Showing posts with label Pollution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pollution. Show all posts

Thursday, April 17, 2014

How Much Have We Polluted? - This Map Will Show You

Here's another resource that has an Earth Day connection. How Much Have We Polluted? is an interactive heat map that displays the per capita and yearly total of CO2 emissions for individual countries. The map contains data dating back to 1960. Move the time slider to the heat map change. You can use the map to compare the emissions of two countries year-by-year.

Applications for Education
How Much Have We Polluted? is obviously a good way for students to see comparisons of emissions from different countries. Simply moving the time slider shows how much emissions have increased over time. After they compare the emissions from two or more countries, ask your students to investigate the causes of the differences in per capita CO2 emissions between countries.

H/T to Google Maps Mania

Monday, January 21, 2008

My Mini City - City Planning and Simulation

My Mini City is a city simulator that introduces users to real-life challenges facing city development and planning including unemployment, sanitation, overpopulation, and natural disaster. My Mini City does not require users to download or update any software, it is a completely web-based application. Being an entirely web-based application gives it an advantage over other city simulators on the market today. As most readers of this blog know, I am a huge proponent of web-based applications because their usability over a myriad of network and operating systems.

Applications for Educators
Geography/ Social Studies teachers will like My Mini City for the number of real life problems the program simulates. It's a great teaching tool as it makes students account for number of geographic, economic, and political concepts.
Earth Science teachers will like My Mini City's sanitation, population, and natural disaster simulations.