Exploring the Universe with Worldwide Telescope

If you have enjoyed exploring Earth with Google Earth and the stars with Stellarium, another stunning program  that you should see is the Worldwide Telescope.  WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. The images are taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center, and other ground and space telescopes.

Worldwide Telescope was created by Microsoft Corporation and is downloadable for free.
Math Application*

With the  rich data provided by World Wide Telescope, mathematics teachers can use it as context for a lot of problems particularly on large numbers and trigonometry.  Of course it is also a very good software for studying  elementary astronomy.

Storytelling and Statistics at their finest

Statistics is often viewed as a boring subject which is composed of loads of data, graphs, and spreadsheets.  If this is your view of statistics, try seeing the video below (both content and graphics), and see if your view of it is the same after watching the video. The video presents an analysis of health and wealth of 200 countries in  the past 200 years.

The software used on the video is Gapminder, and the presenter is Hans Rosling,is one of the founders of the Gapminder Foundation. The video shows how statistics is applied in the real world. I