learningscience.org is an organization dedicated to sharing the newer and emerging "learning tools" of science education. Tools such as real-time data collection, simulations, inquiry based lessons, interactive web lessons, remote instrumentation, micro-worlds, and imaging, among others, can help make teaching science an exciting and engaging endeavor. These tools can help connect students with science, in ways that were impossible just a few years ago. Take a look at a few different types of "learning tools" at this link, Tool Examples. At this point in our project we are highlighting some of the best web resources for science concepts. Although our main emphasis is on students, teachers, and parents, really anyone interested in science education will find the site useful and informative.
Using the National Science Education Standards (1996, National Academy of Sciences) as our framework, we highlight only the best of these "learning tools" for students and teachers. All of the featured tools go through a review process. Once a "learning tool" is submitted it is analyzed by an editorial panel of science educators and scientists for content and design.
learningscience.org is proof of concept project and a work in progress. Most of our "learning tools" are web based and free. We will remain a totally FREE online learning community that researches, reviews, and recommends the best of world wide science education interactives. This means that most of these are accessible to teachers, students, and parents who have access to the Internet. For some of the concepts, we have only a few "learning tools". That is why it is important that you join us in this effort. If you are a science professional, or someone who enjoys science, please consider sending us your ideas.. If you have found science resources that we should add, please share your ideas with others, we would love to hear from you. Just email George Mehler with your suggestions.
learningscience.org is a collaborative project of the Central Bucks School District (PA, USA), the teachers of the Central Bucks School District, The College of Education at Temple University (PA, USA), and Dr. George Mehler. George Mehler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267 893 2044.