This is very very cool.
Nasa recently put a space probe into orbit around Vesta, an asteroid beyond Mars. They now have released a fantastic website and app which allows you to fly over the data collected, including images. In addition you can download height maps and if you have a 3d printer you can print out replicas of the terrain.
This is completely fantastic and is definitely something that school children should explore. Heck, I’m going to explore it too! 🙂
Simulation is going to be more and more relevant to education as we move further into the 21st century.