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Media-supported learning -> Science/Technology

NFB SPACE SCHOOL

Media-supported learning, 2013

Young people between the ages of 11 and 15 can relive the historic mission of Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space and to command the International Space Station, and marvel at the wonders of space exploration and space sciences.
This interactive learning experience consists of videos and quizzes centred around the Canadian space mission to the ISS. New modules will cover such subjects as robotics, geology and astronomy. A section for educators is also provided.
As of September 2013 the streaming service CAMPUS will provide a guide for teachers. [hj-eb]

WEBGEOL

Media-supported learning, 2012

WebGeol : Geology by enriched, annotated and updated video content. A transmedia, 3-lingual production developing in parallel with the documentary series Voyage of the Continents. A Canadian-French co-production.

Principles of Biology

Media-supported learning, 2012

A new introductory biology textbook has been published that is affordable, lightweight and never ever goes out of date. Reviewed by The Guardian.

EVOLUTION OF LIFE

Media-supported learning, 2009-present

Educational resource to be used by Biology teachers. Evolutionary biology shown through animated films (the origin of life as seen by the water molecule Piccolina), documentaries (the effect of human actions on the evolution of animals) and simulations (the states of water, the movement of tectonic plates, ...). Available in 3 languages. MEDEA Award 2010.

APE - MAN

Media-supported learning, 2011

Sina the chimpanzee and Oliver the paleontologist compare each other's anatomy and behaviour in a TV studio. See how closely the two species are related and which differences arose thanks to evolution.  Each chapter highlights major landmarks in human evolution and provides insights into the study of paleontology. A passionate researcher, using elaborate 3D-animations and a unique studio-experiment, lets science come to life.

BBC TEACHERS - BANG GOES THE THEORY

Media-supported learning, 2011

In this example: curriculum and learning links about pressure, particles in liquids and gases. Content not available from outside the UK. Interesting methodology to support public teaching through public service TV.

Sesame Street Science: Sink or Float?

Media-supported learning, 2011

Ask a question, make a hypothesis, and observe what happens in this Sesame Street interactive science experiment!

 
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