Time for another mid-year “Best” list.
I’ll be adding this to All 2018 Mid-Year “Best” Lists – In One Place!
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Here are my choices for this year – so far:
NASA has launched the Exoplanet Travel Bureau, a visualization tool that allows users to explore the surfaces of three exoplanets: Kepler-16b, Kepler-186f, and TRAPPIST-1e. The 360-degree visualizations, which can be seen on your computer, phone, tablet or using a virtual reality headset, are artists’ renderings—there are no photographic images of these planets, so the graphics are based on hypotheticals. You can change the scene by adding or subtracting hypothetical atmospheres, creating skies, clouds and weather.
I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space.
The European Space Agency has just released an amazing interactive map of 1.7 billion stars. You can check it out at here and read more about it at A mesmerizing new atlas of the Milky Way has 1.7 billion stars in it. I’m adding it to The Best Images Taken In Space.
I’ve previously posted some of the group OK Go’s music videos, and was pleased to read that they had teamed-up with Google to create the OK Go Sandbox, a collection of classroom activities connected to their music.
This is one of the more amazing videos of Rube Goldberg machines you’ll see.
I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Rube Goldberg Machines.
National Geographic has a series called 101 Videos that are engaging and accessible, and cover a variety of topics.
Here’s how they describe it:
Explore and experience some of nature’s most intriguing phenomena in the 101 series, a science class unlike any other.
There are forty-nine clips now, and they regularly add new ones.
This new animated video would be good for IB Theory of Knowledge classes, as well as others.
It echos the famous Richard Feynman quote about ““The Difference Between Knowing The Name Of Something & Knowing Something.” I’ve embedded that video at the bottom of this post.