Online Science Education. Which is the Best Science Education Site?

What is the best online science education site?

I love setting my students the task of finding 'the best' online science education website.

I show them a few of my favourites

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet

The Questacon

and a real laugh ;)

Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

I then set the students on their merry way. Some of the results are predictable but some of the students come up with some absolute jems.

Where to From Here?

- Have the children write a blog post review on the site they discover.

The review may contain comments in relation to:

- Why do you think this is the best Science Education Site?
- What knowledge is presented?
- How is this site better than traditional book learning?
- How has the site made use of multimedia technologies?
- Is the language used child friendly but not 'dumbed down'?
- How might the site foster positive attitudes towards learning science?
- Does the use of graphics help support the meaning of the text?
- Is the site a credible source of information? How do you know? What could you do to check the credibility of the site.

- Invite other students from classes around the school and around the world to comment on the student reviews.

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