GeoFun: LEGO Science!

There may be no better way to engage kids of all ages in learning about science than with a Lego-based DNA molecule, robot or rocket. WIRED SCIENCE scoured the internet for the best, quirkiest, most innovative examples of science-inspired Lego creations. They’ve...

A Little St. Paddy’s Day Mapping

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this Ireland map depicting birth surnames by county from an 1890 census. It uses label size to represent relative birth counts. You can read about the original map on Mapping Center and download a print copy here. Click here to...
Made from a Map: A GLOBAL Clock

Made from a Map: A GLOBAL Clock

This funky globe clock is sure to wow when understatement just won’t do. Materials Surface-mounted wall clockworks kit; light-blue spray paint; craft knife; six 6-inch-diameter lightweight cardboard globes; bookbinder’s tape; tape measure; 4 feet of cotton...

GeoFun: Copycat Quiz

Think of this as the SIMON of geography. National Geographic created this addictive geography game. It’s the perfect thing for your students to play with during down time!
Made from a Map: Home Is Where the HEART Is

Made from a Map: Home Is Where the HEART Is

We decided to do our “Made from a Map” feature a day early, since we wanted to share a heart inspired map project in honor of Valentines Day! We ran across this creative tutorial on apartment therapy, who originally saw it on Pinterest. For those of us who...
Made from a Map: DIY Map Display

Made from a Map: DIY Map Display

Looking for a clever way to display a favorite or locally focused map? Try this – use different sizes of embroidery hoops to “frame” your maps. Trim off the excess after they are set the way you like, then simply hang on the wall! You can also...

Apps We Love: GeoMaster

“GeoMaster makes geography fun – yes, really” – TUAW.com “I looked forever for a good map quiz game and this one is easily the best out there.” Discover the world the easy way with this unique learning and educational tool. Have fun...