Title: Tardigrade (Water Bear) Image Description: Illustration of a tardigrade from three angles, including the side view in the top half of the page and front facing and the underside views in the bottom half of the page. The side view shows a mouth and eyespot on the left end of the oblong body with … Continue reading What does a tardigrade look like?
Title: Pentagon 9/11 Layout Note: For this week you chose the location of the different branches of the military in the Pentagon. We found it very difficult to find a verifiable graphic of that. We have found for you this week a graphic showing the impact of Flight 77. Image Description: Illustration of the Pentagon … Continue reading Touching The News: Where was the Pentagon hit on 9/11?
Title: PH27 Fastest Orbiting Asteroid in Our Solar System Description: Diagram of planetary and asteroid orbits around the sun. Three solid-line, concentric circles represent the planetary orbits, with a label for each. A dotted-line ellipse represents the orbit of asteroid 2021 PH27, intersecting with Mercury’s and Venus’s paths. Small, open circles represent the planets along … Continue reading Touching The News: How close to the sun is the newly-discovered asteroid with the fastest orbit in our solar system?
Title: Olympic Fencing Description: The three Olympic fencing styles are contrasted by each weapon’s long cross section on the left (horizontal line), its blade cross section in a circled just below, and the corresponding target areas on body, shaded, in a column on the right side of the page. The foil blade is 90 centimeters … Continue reading Touching The News: What are the different types of Olympic fencing?
Title: Twelve Zodiac Signs Description: Twelve symbols laid out in a grid, 3 across and 4 down. From left to right, top to bottom. Aries (ram). The symbol represents the face and horn of a ram. Taurus (bull). The symbol represents the face and horns of a bull. Gemini (twins). The symbol represents companionship. Cancer … Continue reading Touching The News: What do the 12 signs of the Zodiac look like?
Title: NBA Basketball Court Description: Aerial view of a standard NBA basketball court, a horizontal rectangle. Two equal sides of the court are mirrored by the (vertically drawn) half-court line, which bisects the center circle. Each side has a three-point line arching around the key (shaded rectangle, also called free throw lane) and basket. At … Continue reading What is the layout of an NBA Basketball court?
Title: Israel, Gaza, West Bank Description: Map of Israel-Palestine, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Golan, and neighboring countries. The map includes a north arrow and scale, approximately 1 inch = 40 miles. The Mediterranean Sea borders to the northwest, Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, Gulf of Aqaba to the … Continue reading New from Touching The News: Tactile Map of Gaza Strip and West Bank
Title: Conceptual Rendering of Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Description: Concept drawings of the front and back of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill, including braille labels where they would appear on the printed bill. Front of bill shows Harriet Tubman, from head to below shoulders, wearing a large-collared jacket. Back of bill includes images of the … Continue reading Touching The News: What will the Harriet Tubman $20 bill look like (when it happens)?
Titles, from left: International Space Station, International Space Station Diagram Description: 3-page graphic containing an illustration of the International Space Station as seen from the Zenith (above), a layout diagram, and a key to abbreviations. The drawing shows the truss system horizontally, with solar arrays extending vertically up and down on the page, radiators up, … Continue reading Touching The News: What does the International Space Station look like?
Title: Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Description: Side and top views of Mars Ingenuity Helicopter with braille labels. Side view labels from top: telecommunication, solar panel, rotor system, fuselage, landing system. Top view shows solar panel, telecommunication, and rotors with arrow showing rotation, labeled: rotating carbon fiber blades, 1.2m diameter. Download Graphic ZIP folder contains files for … Continue reading Touching The News: What does NASA’s Mars Ingenuity Helicopter look like?