Next month will mark 100 years since the sinking of the Titanic. That’s why National Geographic is featuring the Titanic this month. One of the neat resources that they’ve put online is Unseen Titanic. Unseen Titanic has two galleries of interactive images of where the Titanic now rests under the Atlantic Ocean.
The Crash Scene interactive gallery is a collection of artifacts found on the seafloor. Zoomified is the other gallery that National Geographic is featuring this month. The Zoomified gallery has four views of the submerged wreckage of the Titanic.
Applications for Education
The Unseen Titanic galleries offer the possibility for a combined history and science lesson. As the sinking of the Titanic is one of the most notable peace-time news story, you can use the galleries in a history lesson. The aging of the artifacts underwater provides an opportunity for a short lesson on how salt water affects objects that rest in it.