Image description: About two trillion gallons of water fell in the eastern United States as a result of recent storms, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Two trillion gallons of water is enough to take 48 billion baths. It would fill 80 million swimming pools and fill the Rose Bowl 24,000 times.
That’s a lot of water.
Shout-out to University of Georgia geography and atmospheric science professor Marshall Shepherd for his help breaking down with this information. He is also a member of NASA’s Precipitation Science Team, which is an awesome team name.
Image description: Celebrate Constitution Day with your kids by sharing this Kids.gov poster with them.
How are our three branches of government relevant to Constitution Day?
The Founding Fathers, the framers of the Constitution, wanted to form a government that did not allow one person to have too much control. With this in mind, the framers wrote the Constitution to provide for a separation of powers.
A branch may use its powers to check the powers of the other two in order to maintain a balance of power among the three branches of government.
Download and share the poster.
Image description: How much will that little bundle of joy cost? According to USDA’s Cost of Raising a Child report, the answer for a child born in 2012 is $241,080 for food, shelter and other necessities over the next 17 years.
Use the interactive calculator to find out how much it will cost you to raise kids.
Infographic from the USDA.
Image description: The size and overall distribution of the U.S. population has changed over time, as some states – especially those in the South and West – have grown faster than others. This series of cartograms shows the distribution of the population in 1890, 1950, and 2010. A cartogram is a map that represents the size of geographic units by a statistic such as population count instead of by actual land area. In each cartogram shown here, one square represents 50,000 people.
From the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Visualization Gallery.