World Science U launches

It has been a while since I have posted anything under the tag of “Science Saturday” but a new resource launched this week and I felt I had to mention. The resource is World Science U, and it is the brainchild of Brian Greene. It contains a number of short and long courses on different science topics. It also has easy-to-understand answers to many difficult science questions that can help students make sense of upper level concepts that they might hear about through popular culture (check out the questions about time). All the content is free, you just have to register; think of it as you might Kahn Academy, but focused exclusively on science topics. Dr. Greene has been working on this for a number of years, and the interface is beautiful and easy to maneuver. The university courses are certainly just that, but the short courses and science unplugged sections could really engage middle and high school students.

Check out the introduction video here.

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Mark W. Olofson

Mark is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the Education Leadership and Policy Studies program at the University of Vermont. He previously taught Middle and High School science and math. Mark has been with TIIE since Fall 2013.

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