Carlos Labs, a data architecture and data integration firm in Australia, has developed two Google Maps-based widgets that demonstrate the range of atomic weapons and the size of areas that could be affected by asteroid impacts.
Ground Zero shows the size of an area that would be affected by the impact of an asteroid or the detonation of an atomic bomb. Type a city name into the Ground Zero widget to see a representation of the size of the area affected by an atomic bomb or asteroid impact.
H/T to Instructify for the Ground Zero widget.
Applications for Education
One of the challenges history teachers face when explaining the impact of Harry Truman’s WWII decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan is getting students to understand the gravity of Truman’s decision. The Ground Zero widget allows teachers to move the bomb over a familiar location so that students can better visualize the impact of atomic bombs.
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