Students further Science Learning by locating Fun Educational Websites and Videos
An online think tank is sponsoring an interactive wiki site which invites science students from around the world to locate the best videos, blogs, social networks and podcasts that explain science and technology in understandable and fun ways.
Founded by the World Mind Network, the site invites participation from everyone, and can be found at scienceeducationforum.org.
Discussed websites include wacky videos of classroom science experiments, as well as serious sites like malariacontrol.net, which allows students to lend their unused home computer time to an international effort to stochastically model the malaria-causing pathogen, and galaxyzoo.org, which invites anyone who can successfully complete a 15 minute online course on galaxy classification to assist Oxford astrophysicists in determining how many of each type of galaxy exist.
The project is moderated by Irina Higgins of the Oxford Foundation for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence, Javier Gordon Ogembo, Harvard Immunologist and Research Fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Charles Kogi of Muhoya High School in Nyeri, Kenya.
Three Nobel Laureates have provided introductory remarks to motivate contributors. They are Peter Doherty (Medicine, 1996), Leon Lederman (Physics, 1988) and Richard Ernst (Chemistry 1991).
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