Friday, February 29, 2008

[TIPS] Stop what you're doing and watch this!

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/224

This will change EVERYTHING we know about our life in our solar system. It will change the way our earth and space teachers teach. This is... almost beyond words in its leap into the future and what it does for our understanding of the universe. Here is the descriptive paragraph from the Ted site itself:

"Science educator Roy Gould and Microsoft's Curtis Wong give an astonishing sneak preview of Microsoft's new WorldWide Telescope -- a technology that combines feeds from satellites and telescopes all over the world and the heavens, and weaves them together holistically to build a comprehensive view of our universe. (Yes, it's the technology that made Robert Scoble cry.)" (http://scobleizer.com/2008/02/27/what-made-me-cry-microsofts-world-wide-telescope/)

And that paragraph doesn't do it justice. This will be available this spring. It'll be free at http://worldwidetelescope.org

Send this to every science teacher you know. Oh, my suggestion is that you download the video to watch it, rather than try to stream it.

Oh my... SO VERY MUCH to learn. Imagine the kids who are going into second or third grade next year and how they will come to learn about the universe.

And I thought I felt insignificant just looking at our own Milky Way!

1 comment:

.mrsdurff said...

I followed directions. This is astounding!