Wednesday, 31 October 2007
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Tuesday, 23 October 2007
The Geological Society of Australia has a link on its resources page - scroll down and click on 'Tsunami facts'.
Geoscience of Australia also has a good tsunami site.
We were also sent more information about the booklet we mentioned in our post of 16th October. The article was published by the Australian Science Teachers' Association on 12th July 2005.
Thursday, 18 October 2007
Steve Kluge and David Robison from New York, worked on seismograms as soon as these began coming on-line after the disastrous Sumatran tsunamis of December 2004. They created an inquiry-based lab exercise appropriate for high school and first year introductory level college students that involves the analysis of various aspects of data collected during and right after the quake - including locating the epicenter, timing the tsunami, measuring the human impact, and more.
Click here to see the webpage which has links to the activities.
The activity has been done by thousands of students around the world since then, and is featured in the journal of the National Earth Science Teachers' Association (NESTA).
Thank you very much for sending this link Steve; the project looks excellent.
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
The XO laptops are created expressly for the world's poorest children living in the most remote environments. Files from the machines can be backed up on a 'school server' or via an on-line system provided by Google. Click here for more details.
It seems that the laptops would be able to access Earthlearningidea activities. What a wonderful combination! Does anyone have more information about this please?
Here are some more links to information about these laptops. Click here and here.
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Monday, 15 October 2007
Earthlearningidea has been linked to the websites of UCL Department of Earth Sciences, 'Useful Earth Science Links' and there is an article and a link on the website of the Royal Society of New Zealand. This is very good news. We are also pleased to report that subcription numbers to ELI continue to rise steadily. Please write your comments on this blog.