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So the question is - "How do you use all the information on the web to develop meaningful lessons?"
The answer is
Creativity & Inspiration
Videos Cleese, Jobs, Mitra, IB
Video2 Chomsky, Gilbert &
What if Money didn't matter ?
Video3 SHOCKING! The real purpose of your life!
FLOW, The SECRET to Happiness, How I fell in love with a FISH.
Video4 How a boy became an ARTIST
Infinite Thinking MACHINE
Video5 Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful.
Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY
What will be OBSOLETE in 2020
Video6 Dr Eric Topol & the SMART future Health care
Why Education in Finland Works
Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Flashmob, Jane Goodall
George Lucas Visual Literacy Martin Scorsese Visual Literacy
Video9 Ramsey Musallam Curiosity Comes First
Video10 Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music
Articles & Seminars
The Known Universe by AMNH
This is an amazing video, so fabulous for inspiration. Showing light traveling form earth in minutes, years and billlions of years and back again.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Finding Krypton
As a native of Metropolis, I was delighted to help Superman, who has done so much for my city over all these years. And it's clear that if he weren't a superhero he would have made quite an astrophysicist. Tyson
The red dwarf star designated for having the ability to support a Krypton-like planet is located in the constellation Corvus 27.1 light years from Earth. The star, designated LHS 2520, possesses a red, highly turbulent surface, somewhat cooler and smaller than the Sun. To find it in the night's sky, amateur astronomers and Superman fans can follow these coordinates:
Right Ascension: 12 hours 10 minutes 5.77 seconds
Declination: -15 degrees 4 minutes 17.9 seconds
Proper Motion: 0.76 arcseconds per year, along 172.94 degrees from due north
After viewing the video, I found myself asking a lot of questions.
How did you do that?
What is the LHS Catalogue?
What is the Hayden Planetarium about, do they have any other cool things there?
Can I look at the night sky with my own telescope?
How do telescopes work?
What is an Interferometer?
If I was Superwoman could I find a home planet for myself?
And here are some of the websites I researched.
LHS Catalogue Find a Star
Build your Own Dobsonian Telescope from the Original Sidewalk Astronomers and John Dobson. Join the group. See the videos grind the glass.
How Telecopes Work
From How Stuff Works - great explanation - great info to explore
The Sydney University Stellar Interferometer (SUSI) is a long-baseline optical interferometer located approximately 20km west of the town of Narrabri in northern New South Wales, Australia.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before reaching interstellar space.
Follow the mission and get new updates and images from Voyager. When I looked Voyager 2 was 15,178,424,125 KM from Earth.
This is an amazing site with great images and video. It also gives details of the contents of the "Golden Record. What is that? Go here and find out.
NASA's The Space Place Tons of activities, facts, images, games and quizzes. Great looking site.
Scale of the Universe This is powerful interactive on the size of the Universe, the things within it and the speed of light. Some very big numbers here. Just a lovely resource.