Infographic template

Infographics are graphics that contain a combination of various forms of visual data about a certain topic. These forms include but are not limited to graphs, tables, charts, text, photos and illustrations.

Infographics are designed to present a sizable amount of information in an effiicent, often entertaining manner. Infographics have arguably existed since ancient times in the form of cave paintings and Egyptian hieroglyphics. In 1975, Princeton professor Edward Tufte created what are considered the first modern infographics. Today, they can be commonly found online, and often go viral.

Infographics are a quick and fun way to educate yourself about a given topic without needing to do too much research. MNN has an extensive collection of infographics that cover an assortment of topics. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The high cost of kids' sports [Infographic]

16 ways educators use Pinterest [Infographic]

Reuse, Reduce and Relocate [Infographic]

The greenest college campuses [Infographic]

What funding cuts could mean for national parks [Infographic]

America's Concern With Toxins: Infographic

The secret life of garbage [Infographic]

Mother Nature's Pop Science Guide to the Moon [Infographic]

Top 10 countries using solar [Infographic]

Mother Nature's Pop Science Guide to Birds, Part 3 [Infographic]

How to choose the right pet for apartment living [Infographic]

The science of whooping cough [Infographic]