martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

The Why Files

The Why Files is a resource designed for students to learn about the science of stories in the news.

The Why Files cover stories that have connections to science concepts. Most of the stories come complete with text, images, diagrams and videos. Some of the news story on the site include:

Why continents split
Brain damage as a result of doing violent sport.
Wildfires in Texas.
How accurate are weather forecasts.
The conflict between cattle and wildlife.

I found this article about endurance sports really interesting.

Most of the material on The Why Files is thought out for school children, so the content is accessible for the layman and the design is eye-catching.

On top of that, there is a teachers' section with pdf guides and quizzes that you can use to consolidate what you have been finding out in the stories.

The Why Files could also be a good resource for English students to develop their grasp of English while learning about something else.

H/T to Free Technology for Teachers.