Today's Cool Site of the Day is the Beam Center and their quest to get a new Van. So, what's the Beam Center, you ask? Well, it's a super groovy educational program that helps hundreds of students and teachers in NYC. The Center was started by a friend, Brian Cohen, who also created the incredible Beam Camp in 2005. As they put it: Beam Center is a Brooklyn-based community of learning where artists guide young creators aged 6 to 18. Our hands-on programs in technology, imagination and craft help young people build their character, courage to think for themselves, and capacity for collaboration and invention. The reason I'm featuring them
Today's Cool Site of the Day is Gapminder, a remarkable site devoted to making statistics cool and useful. Gapminder World shows the world’s most important trends about health, wealth, the environment, and a lot more. The man behind Gapminder is Hans Rosling, you may know him from this INCREDIBLE video '200 Countries, 200 Years': Add this page to your ‘education’ related bookmarks. And see and vote for today’s site here (on the day of this post) and give it a ‘thumbs up’…and, of course, SHARE THIS POST (links below)! To find all previous cool sites since 1994, visit our archive.
A brilliant website that will make you a more knowledgeable and useful person, usefulscience.org is just what it sounds like, a place to learn about useful aspects of science. Useful Science lists practical and interesting facts about fitness, education and a lot more that you can apply practically into your own life. And, if a particular topic interests you, just click on the fact for all the scientific research on the idea. Make science a part of your life with Useful Science. Vote for it here and give it a 'thumbs up' above. This site discovered by our friends at allmyfaves.com
Socratic is all about students helping students. The website features thousands of questions that students have asked about subjects like Biology or Physics or Math. And, if you don’t find the question that you have, you can ask the question yourself. Get started, ask away at Socratic. Vote for it here and give it a 'thumbs up' above. This site discovered by our friends at allmyfaves.com
Today's site is Funology, a science website for kids that touts itself as being “the science of having fun!” Kids will love the magic tricks, allowing them to impress their family and friends. Parents will love the many crafts pages and the blog that reviews games and more. There are also scientific experiments available for kids to do with parents. One such experiment is to build a terrarium for a child’s favorite dinosaur. Or check out the recipes page for healthy snacks, breakfasts, lunches, or dinners. Vote for funology here and give it a thumbs up above.