An infographic is a visual representation of a collection of facts, tidbits or pretty much any kind of data. A quality infographic is minimalist in fonts, colors and graphics, yet still pleasing to the eye. Even more important than the way it looks is the way it displays its data. Information must be short and sweet, easy to read, and easy to understand.
Infographics can be an invaluable teaching tool. An infographic can:
- accomplish a quick, simple lesson without a lot of fluff.
- spark an interest in learning more about the given subject.
- show the importance of looking at numbers and raw data instead of relying on the interpretations of others.
- easily display a large amount of information in an easy to understand manner.
- communicate a message through numbers.
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General STEM Infographics
1. The Importance of STEM in K-12 Education
The future success and leadership of the United States lies in the hands of our educational system and the students emerging with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. Compared to other developing countries, the United States falls short in terms of mathematics and science literacy as well as innovation-based competitiveness. With countries such as China far surpassing the United States in the numbers of STEM bachelor degrees awarded and the United State’s job market containing hundreds of thousands of unfilled STEM jobs, there needs to be an emphasis on the importance of STEM in our K-12 education system.
2. American Stem Education
Sometimes the full breadth of the conversation around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is hard to take in all at once. For this reason, Teach.com has put together an infographic highlighting the beginnings of the STEM focus in America, the decline in STEM interest, and its recent resurgence as we strive for global competitive advantage through mastery of STEM research and education. Share this infographic with others to help us highlight the continued need for a serious focus on STEM teachers and STEM education.
3. Digital Initiatives in STEM Education
If you think the “information technology” transformation in schools and workplaces is new to the 21st century, you might want to look back thousands of years. Using technology to learn, play, and develop skills is a continuation of our quest to survive and adapt. About 77,000 years ago, we used baboon bone and ochre plaques. Today, we use tablets, smartphones, and video games.
4. Our Future Demands STEM
In the next seven years, more than a million jobs will open up that require specialized technology skills, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But there won’t be enough qualified college graduates to fill them. Are we doing enough to get kids interested in math and science? Why do students choose to pursue math or science? The answer appears to vary by gender. Forty-nine percent of female STEM students say it was to make a difference, and 61% of male students said that games or toys in their childhoods sparked their interest. For 68% of the female respondents, a teacher or class got them interested in science, math, engineering or technology.
5. Stem & Our Planet
The environment is a compelling context for teaching and engaging today’s students in science, technology, engineering and math.
6. The 21st Century Workforce: Skills Gap & The STEM Dilemma
The gap between the skills available in the current workforce and those needed for many 21st century jobs creates a serious challenge.
7. The Divided States of STEM Education
Technology touches nearly every aspect of our lives, but STEM education in America is all over the map. Learn which states are leading the charge to give our future innovators the tools they need to succeed, and which states need to invest the most in their STEM students.
8. The Hidden STEM Economy
A new definition of STEM jobs: half of these jobs do not require a bachelor’s degree, which means STEM knowledge plays a much larger role in our economy than previously thought.
9. The Math Science Shortage
STEM – the acronym for the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – represents one of the quickest growing industries in the US one of the most important to the growth of our economy, and one of the best paying career paths for graduates. However, students are increasingly opting out of STEM majors in college, and STEM careers afterwards. Why?
10. The STEM Talent Gap
This info graph explains the gap between the supply and demand for STEM workers
11. Understanding the Basics of STEM Education
STEM Education attempts to transform the typical teacher-centered classroom by encouraging a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and require students to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution.
12. Where Is The Next Generation of Innovators?
Everyone from business leaders to President Obama is calling for more young leaders in the areas of science, math, engineering, and technology. But many young people say they aren’t even considering careers in these fields. Why not? A recent survey asked them to explain their hesitance.
13. Where’s the STEM Gap Stemming From?
STEM is crucial for innovation in the US. However, business are struggling to find STEM employees. This infographic provides a deeper look into why this is the case.
14. Which STEM Field is Right for You?
This flowchart explores some different career options available within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.
15. Why STEM Matters
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM): these four subjects may strike fear in students across the nation. However, these degrees are becoming more valuable each day. In fact, there are over 3 million jobs available in the STEM marketplace, and many of these positions are being outsourced due to a lack of qualified applicants in the United States.
16. Why STEM?
IN THE 21ST CENTURY, STEM = OPPORTUNITY. We won’t rest until every student in Washington is prepared to succeed in our STEM-driven economy.
17. 12 Fascinating Facts on Solar Energy
The proliferation of solar is growing at an unprecedented rate. Here we take a look at some fascinating facts surrounding our favorite clean energy.
18. 15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Bananas
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but I’m thinking maybe the saying should be about bananas. Bananas are one of the healthiest natural food choices in the world available in supermarkets because they contain high amounts of fiber, potassium, vitamin C and manganese. Plus the once exotic fruit keeps various health conditions under control from bone health and lower blood pressure to a healthy digestive track. A must have in your diet!
19. 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Outer Space
Since the dawn of history, outer space has always caught the imagination of people across the continents and different cultures. However most of what we currently know about space has been discovered since the beginning of the space age over half a century ago. The infographic below shows 15 interesting facts about outer space that you may not have known about. A few common misconceptions are also explained.
20. 50 Incredible Facts About Water
Water is amazing. So amazing that we created this infographic to showcase 50 Incredible facts all about Water.
21. Alien Worlds Explained: From Rogue Planets to Super-Earths
What planets have scientists encountered in the depths of our galaxy, the Milky Way? Besides the huge gaseous giants, similar to our Jupiter and Neptune, and Super Earths, such as the newly discovered Kepler 22-b, there are the mysterious Cthonian Planets, former gas giants that have lost their atmosphere, and Water Worlds, Super-Earths submerged in vast oceans of water.
22. Anatomy of a Cell
Teach kids about the spectacular inner workings of the human body with this informative diagram explaining the anatomy of a cell, perfect for the home or classroom.
23. Disappearing Bees
Disappearing Bees is an educational poster designed for grade 6-12 classrooms. Custom icons and informational elements make a unique and eye-catching design, while the typographic and color scheme tieinto a larger campaign.
24. Ecosystems of the World
An in-depth look into the different ecosystems located on Earth.
25. Endangered species: Going, going, gone
Wildlife and plants under increasing threat due to illegal global trade, as 177 countries gather to discuss the problem.
26. Fifty Years of Exploration
The first attempts to reach Mars (1960) and Venus (1961) failed, yet triump followed quickly. Of the nearly 200 solar, lunar, and interplanetary missions depicted on this map, most have been Earth’s closest neighbors. As rocketry, navigation, and imaging have become ever more capable and reliable, the planets and many of their moons have been examined in detail. The New Horizons mission to Pluto is under way, as is the MESSENGER mission to Mercury. Others not yet launched, perhaps not yet dreamed, await.
27. Fifty years of planetary space travel
Last month December it was fifty years ago since the space age began. After some basic satellites that only sent back beeps to Earth development quickly accelerated. We went to the Moon, Mars and Jupiter among others Two probes are now at the edge of interstellar space.
28. How Arguing Could Help Students Grasp Scientific Concepts
New research suggests that teaching students to argue, question, and communicate in the lab like real scientists can deepen their understanding of scientific concepts.
29. How Paper Recycling Works
More than half of the paper Americans use gets recycled once it is used. This is great news because it shows that people are making a conscience effort to help keep the environment healthy for present and future generations. But what happens to the paper once you throw it in the recycle bin?
30. How to Forecast Weather Without Gadgets
Long before we had the weather man on TV to forecast our weather we had other ways to tell what exactly was brewing. For example, cows lie down before thunderstorms and birds get quiet before it rains. This infographic looks at some of the fun ways you can tell the weather without all the complicated weather gadgets we have today.
31. If planets were in the place of the moon…
Our moon is a pretty big object. But what if the Moon were size of Mars or Jupiter, instead? Check out how some of the other planets of the Solar System would look in our sky, if they took the Moon’s place.
32. Learning Science Through Inquiry
Children can learn problem-solving skills using methods similar to the ones scientists employ to prepare them for opportunities in their professional and personal lives.
33. Nano Technology
Nanotechnology is the study of practical application of extremely small things. Nanotechnolgy uses an incredibly small scale know as nanoscale. Nanotechnolgy can revolutionize medicine & also can help in reducing the size of electronic gadgets to make them more portable.
34. Scale: From the Tallest Mountain to the Deepest Ocean Trench
Here are three fantastic inforgraphics that will blow your mind. While the visuals help explain the sheer size, depth and temperature of things on our planet and in our Universe. You might feel slightly less significant Relatively speaking…
35. Space Junk: A Graphic Guide To Our Garbage Up There
Where humans go, garbage tends to follow—and space is no exception. And much like the buildup of trash on Earth, the accumulation of junk in space poses a problem for future generations. Orbital debris, or space junk, is already posing direct threats to satellites and spacecraft: The International Space Station already has to sidestep dangerous pieces of trash, and satellite launches already have to factor debris into their timetables.
36. Spider Silk: The Super Material of the Future
Spider silk is comprise of protein chains for strength and unlinked areas for flexibility. This infographic provides a deeper look into what spider silk can do.
Designed for hospital waiting rooms and doctor’s offices, Superbugs is an infographic that educates patients on the dangers of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, and encourages responsible antibiotic usage.
38. The History of Alternative Energy
The infographic talks about a look at innovative energy technologies of the past and present.
39. The Human Body
A straight lined illustration of the systems of the human body.
40. The People Behind the Way We Live
Do you know how the inventions you use every day really came to be? Without these people, our lives would be very different today.
41. This Is How Your Memory Works
Memory is incredibly important for productivity in the workplace, but have you ever wondered how it actually works? It’s a complicated process that goes through many steps, and it involves many parts of your brain being used for a bunch of different types of memory.
42. Why Is The Sky Blue?
Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? This infographic will explain the science behind it in three easy steps.
43. 5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code
This infographic provides a deeper look into why it’s beneficial for kids to learn how to code.
44. 50 Years 50 Toys
To celebrate the holidays this year we’ve created a holiday themed infographic that looks back at some of the most popular holiday toys from the last 50 years.
45. A Beginners Guide to Electric Cars
With technology continually growing, we’ve now seen the introduction of Electric Cars over the past few years and we’ve seen a rising popularity in the USA and Europe, particularly the UK. Perhaps youdon’t know much about electric cars? Don’t worry, this infographic will educate you and give you a further insight into the world of the environmentally friendly runaround.
46. A Brief History Of Computer Science
In the past sixty years or so, computers have migrated from room-size megaboxes to desktops to laptops to our pockets. But the real history of machine-assisted human computation (“computer” originally referred to the person, not the machine) goes back even further. This week is Computer Science Education Week, and to kick things off the World Science Festival celebrates the long history of man’s best friend, the computer.
47. Computers Through The Ages
The history behind where we are today (in terms of technology). This infographic outlines the history of the computer, starting from the 1930’s all the way to the first ever Apple Macintosh. Enjoy!
48. Evolution of Robots in Film
At WebHostingBuzz love any film containing a good robot, or an evil one for that matter! So here’s to another 100 years of robots in film (if they haven’t wiped all of us out by then).
49. Game On: Turn Your Love of Gaming into a Career
Whether you are a serious gamer or you’ve always toyed with coding, your passion for gaming may lead to an exciting career. To identify¬ keys to successful gaming careers, we tapped into three DeVry University alumni.
50. History of Alarm Clocks
Ever wondered what people did to wake up before alarm clocks as we know them were around? We teamed up with OnlineClock.net and pieced together the sweet history of the Alarm Clock. Drinking tons of water before bed to make sure you got up early? Genius! To the person that created the snooze button? No thank you for making the world late for work!
51. History of Lasers
In 1917, the great Albert Einstein first developed the theory of stimulated light emission, the precursor for the modern laser. In the infographic below, sponsored by Coherent, Inc., notable dates andachievements from the last century related to the development of laser technology are highlighted in a vertical timeline. Today, lasers are used for a huge variety of commercial and industrial applications, from medicine to military to scientific research. If you’ve ever taken an interest in how the modern laser, in its many different variations and applications, came to be, have a look at the historical background of the laser’s development.
52. How A Phone Call Works: Then And Now
138 years ago—on March 10, 1876—Alexander Graham Bell spoke the first words into a “tele-phone,” as it was called, to his assistant Thomas Watson, positioned at a receiver in another room. “Mr. Watson!” Bell exclaimed in staccato bursts. “Come here! I want to see you!” And for decades, telephones looked like elaborate pieces of furniture, affixed to walls and hard-wired out to the street, and up and down the blocks to local-area switchboards.
53. How Algorithms Change the World
If it weren’t for algorithms we wouldn’t have operating systems or the internet. This infographic highlights how algorithms changed the world.
54. How much is 1 GB?
1 Gigabyte is a lot! Graphic visualization of the random fun scenarios that are possible when using a “one gigabyte” data plan.
55. How Technology Affects Sleep
As modern technology continues to revolutionise the way we live, are we finding it harder to switch off? This infographic explores the relationship between technology and sleep disturbances, and aims to help you achieve a better night’s sleep.
56. Inside The Car Of The Future
Since the automobile was invented, carmakers have been adding features to reduce driver error. Today, a vast network of computers and sensors mostly control standard automobiles, with the driver being only one piece of the puzzle. Fully automatic cars used to be mere science fiction, but now it’s becoming reality.
57. Learn How to Code
Saying that you don’t know code is no longer an excuse. With all of today’s online classes and modern technology, you can learn. Even later in life.
58. Satellites around the World
The number of satellites in orbit around the Earth. Who uses them and which orbits are they in
59. Science Fiction to Reality
Science fiction has long been a fascinating subject, particularly for the forward-thinkers of our world, with one of the biggest appeals being able to explore the unknown. Take today’s technology, for example. Ten years ago, did we really think we would be able to do our shopping and banking from the palm of our hands? Probably not. But where did the inspiration for today’s tech come from? You might actually be surprised to find that many of the devices we use on a daily basis today first appeared in our favorite sci-fi shows and films several years ago.
60. Smart Toys: How Android Is Transforming The Way We Play & Learn
Intelligent toys are not something of the future – they’re already here! Today’s version of smart toys though, is very different from what we can expect to see in the coming years. Recent updates to Android have made the OS ideal for developing interactive, smart toys that not only change the way we define “play,” but foster interactive learning like never before. Why are Android toys different? What are the benefits of using Android over any other OS in smart toy development? How does the future of intelligent toys differ from where we are today?
61. Technology’s Impact on Education
Learn about all of the technologies and innovations fostering the education of this digital generation.
62. Television: Then vs. Now
Digital cable and video recording have created a new standard for television, while high-speed broadband Internet has led to the emergence of on-demand streaming services that are tackling broadcast television head-on. Will one emerge victorious or will the two join forces?
63. The “T” in STEM – A spotlight on technology
This latest info graphic gives a brief snapshot on latest opportunities and challenges for U.S. employees and employers in the technology sector.
64. The Fiction to Reality Timeline
A great chart displaying the relationship between fictional and real technology.
65. The History Of Computer Programming
An infograph which is useful to cover up the basics of history behind coding, and for knowing a little tidbits of facts, which might come useful to impress your non-Geeky friends as well.
66. The History of the Internet
This is a brief guide to the history of the internet. Follow the timeline to see how the Internet has evolved over the years.
67. The Tale of Early Tech Rival
Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla are two men who rocked the world at the turn of the 20th century. They were both considered geniuses who changed the world with their inventions and ideas. They were twogeniuses who apparently hated each other’s guts. This graph compares the two men who shaped the world we live in today.
68. Twenty Technologies of the Future You Won’t Believe Already Exist
This is a rundown of the most incredible seemingly sci-fi technologies that already exist and are being used today. We also take a look at where the technologies are going.
69. Untangling the Smart Home
Why, in this age of technological wonders, does the smart-yet-simple home continue to elude us? An in-depth look at the mess that is “smart home.”
70. 1 in 4 best-performing CEO’s have engineering degrees
Engineers are problem solvers by nature that is one of the many reasons they tend to make great CEO’s. In fact 1 in 4 of top performing CEO’s hold engineering degrees according to the Harvard Business Review.
71. 5 of the World’s Most Secure Vaults & Bunkers
From seed banks to famous Fort Knox, securing valuables from would-be criminals and Mother Nature’s elements isn’t a job the designers of these engineering marvels took lightly.
72. 7 Record Breaking Elevators Of The Modern World
Gartec have looked further afield than platform lifts and created an infographic showing elevators that have broken records with them being some of the highest, fastest, busiest, or largest elevators.
73. Electricity Usage in Ancient Civilizations
Think your ancient ancestors were primitive? Think again! This infographic showcases examples of electricity usage in ancient civilizations, sort of.
74. Engineering Degrees – Degrees for Engineers & Salary Statistics
Have you ever considered getting an Engineering Degrees? This infographic, Engineering Degrees – Degrees for Engineers & Salary Statistics, using the latest data on Engineering Degrees in the United States and details the current job outlook, the outlook over the next ten years, top salaries, and top degree types for Engineers.
75. Exposure to Engineering Doubles Teens’ Career Interest
Tackling the issue of graduating more American engineersmay be easier than originally thought, according to a new survey of teens commissioned by Intel Corporation. The survey found that a lack of familiarity with the profession is a significant barrier to getting American teenagers to pursue engineering careers. Yet, exposure to any facts about engineering, including the breadth of what engineers actually do and, specifically, how much money they earn, leads more than half of teens to say they are more likely to consider engineering as a career.
76. Long Live Lasers!
Timeline illustration and design done for the Stanford Alumni magazine, where the first laser was invented.
77. Spectacular Feats of Modern Engineering
Engineering has been around for centuries but it’s only the latter half of the 20th century that technology has rapidly progressed, which has allowed mankind to build structures of unparalleled craft and engineering prowess.
78. Speed Comparison Chart
A visualisation of man’s high speed endeavours (with a guest appearance from the animal kingdom)
79. The “E” in STEM – Spotlight on Engineering
This new info graphic on the top growing engineering specialties and geographic markets in the U.S. is showing a clear picture: Demand is growing and impending retirement of many of the profession’s most experienced workers looks set to put further pressure on organizations seeking top engineering talent.
80. The 10 Most Expensive Engineering Projects Ever Attempted
A countdown of the ten most costly construction projects ever devised.
81. The Impact of Electrical Engineering on 21st Century Innovation
Electrical engineering is a science that has played a major role the lives we live in the 21st century. In today’s technology driven world, electrical engineering is the cornerstone and driver of innovation of the devices we utilize daily to improve our quality of life. The telegraph’s invention in the 1830′s marked the first time that electric currents were used to transmit messages. Since then, scientists and engineers have come up with innovation after innovation. Voice transmission came in 1876 while wireless broadcast appeared in 1895. Nowadays, technology has enabled people to communicate across longer distances with small portable devices.
82. The Importance of Civil Engineering in Natural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
Civil Engineers play many roles in our society, especially when it comes to natural disasters. From developing technologies to help make building infrastructures stronger to the reconstruction efforts after a natural disaster, Civil Engineers play a crucial role in our society before and after hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes, and blizzards. This infographic examines a the many roles they play and how important they are to each stage of natural disaster preparation and recovery.
83. The Largest Land, Sea and Air Vehicles in the World
This is a celebration of engineering greatness. These vehicles have moving parts as big as an articulated lorry. An astounding achievement, which seems to be pushed further and further continually.
84. The Largest Plane Ever Built
You know, that moment when you get excited about something at work and you decide to make it. The largest plane ever built. Here’s some history and factual information.
85. The Tradesmen That Built America
The United States was of America was built by hardworking skilled tradesmen that shaped buildings, bridges, transportation and infrastructure.
86. The World’s Tallest, Deepest, Longest, Largest Volume and Most Expensive Man-Made Structures
This infographic is a visual comparison of the world’s most impressive man-made structures. The Tallest, Deepest, Longest, Most Voluminous and Most Expensive buildings, structures and excavations on the planet. Each one stands as a testament to the ingenuity of human beings.
87. Top 5 Most Amazing Feats of Ancient Engineering
Want to build a giant stone structure? That’s no problem thanks to today’s heavy equipment and modern building practices. But imagine the work that went into building some of the engineering wonders of the ancient world!
88. U.S. Manufacturing: A History
$1.87 trillion, that’s how much manufacturing contributed to US economy in 2012. Manufacturing is the backbone of the United States, and something our nation was built on. As a system integrator, wework with manufacturers everyday and are impressed by their can-do spirit & dedication to constant improvement.
89. Waste Water and Sewage Treatment Process
An infographic describing the process of how waste water and sewage is processed to return back into the water supply.
90. Winds of Change: Engineers in the Wind Energy Industry
The wind energy industry is a serious up-and-coming sector that engineers can specialize in now and get in early to reap the benefits of later on by securing leadership positions. This industry is seeing a 39% per year growth and with engineering workers more confident and in demand as ever, it’s a promising specialization with many new developments happening right now.
91. 10 unknown facts about math
10 math facts you didn’t know! Infographic created by StudyGeek.org. I’m sure you’ll find something new for yourself!
92. Geeky Pin Numbers
A collection of some of the geekiest “pin numbers” there is, from movies to math to spelling.
93. Learning Theories for Maths
There are several important people who laid the foundations for learning theories, among them are Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner, Skemp and Diene, to name a few. You can learn some things about behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism here!
94. Math Fact Flip
Here’s a treasure trove of interesting, fun, unique, and useful math facts!
95. Mathematics Degree – Getting a Degree as a Mathematician
Have you ever considered getting a Math degree? This infographic, Getting a Degree as a Mathematician: a Guide for 2014, using the latest data on Math Degrees in the United States and details the current job outlook, the outlook over the next ten years, top salaries, and top degree types for Mathematicians.
96. Number & Numerals: Hints and Tips
Just as English slips into Math through Algebra, Math sneaks into English through numerals. Various guidelines can aid writers in using them. A numeral is a symbol of a number. “20″, “six”,and “XII” are the numerals of the numbers they represent. You cannot actually see a 2, but any of the words/symbols that describe the number 2 are called numerals. Arabic numerals are those we use every day, such as 13 and 6. Roman numerals are seen less frequently and consist of the letters I, V, C, L, X, D, and M in varied combinations. They are often used in titles and names, like “Bertram Moore III” and “Superbowl XLV”.
97. The History of the Metre
Ever wondered how we came to decide on how long a metre should be? The answer is more interesting than you’d think!
98. Visualizing Pi
Pi is the never ending mathematical fascination that keeps us going and keeps us wondering. This infographic helps us to visualize Pi and offers some clarity on this perplexing never ending number.
99. When Am I Going to Use This? On-the-Job Applications of Mathematics
It is often difficult to see the practical applications of academic studies while in the classroom, and math is no exception. However, as abstract as the concepts may seem, their underlying principlesare essential knowledge in the working world. The following popular careers will put your math skills to the test.
100. Who Are The Greatest Mathematicians Of All Times?
Discover the greatest mathematicians of all times and name those who deserves to be included in this list.
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