Dear FSI Friends,
An introduction to Edie, the Blogger…
This article is the sort that captures my sometimes,.. (OK, often, geeky) imagination and makes me wonder what others might think about the connections between the natural and cultural world. I wonder about such subjects as sound waves. Moreover, and in particular, this article prompts me to think of connections between content areas that might spark a green fuse in FSI scholars, both teachers and students, to think creatively, critically, and contextually. It certainly makes me want to dig deeper into the known and unknown field of WAVES and it makes me even more appreciative of the Franklin School of Innovation’s commitment to Deeper Learning. If students are interested in diving into this study, please let me know! I love to learn and I suspect our fantastic Science, Social Studies, and Math faculty crews at FSI would help me facilitate a future expedition into The Science, Measurement, and Mysteries of WAVES.
On 27 August 1883, the Earth let out a noise louder than any it has made since. It was heard 3,000 miles away “like the distant roar of heavy guns.” Think, for a moment, just how crazy this is. If you’re in Boston and someone tells you that they heard a sound coming from New York City, you’re probably going to give them a funny look. But Boston is a mere 200 miles from New York. What we’re talking about here is like being in Boston and clearly hearing a noise coming from Dublin, Ireland. (Nautilus)
This gorgeous illustration was completed five years after the 1883 eruption of the volcanic island of Krakatoa, Indonesia, based on eyewitness accounts of the event.
Illustration from The eruption of Krakatoa, and subsequent phenomena. Report of the Krakatoa Committee of the Royal Society
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