Post by Henderson
When it comes to talking about science, things are starting to change. Students are demanding a change in traditional teaching methods, in large part fueled by the social media revolution.
Some of the coolest examples of this are coming out in the communication of science. This is still a work in progress, as teachers are just getting a handle on how to use social media and technology to present material.
Here are just a few examples that I found when looking up resources for our upcoming S.T.E.A.M. conference workshop.
Don’t get me started on the kid-centric aspect of the sites. Some are games, but still some are just basic graphic presentations of the science. Sure, kids need to learn science, but adults do too.
Hubble takes you on a trip to a black hole. Get in the spaceship, pick the speed that will help you break through the atmosphere, and figure out how fast you need to go to get to the nearest black hole.
What was that evolution thing again? Track a blue organism and find out how variations in phenotype and inheritance lead to evolution.
Canadian Games for Science. Play as a tourist.
Do you know any good interactive science websites? Let us know.