Workshop: visualing ideas
On this page you will find resources for the workshop activity 'visualising ideas'.
An increasing number of web-based resources allow the user to 'play' - to conduct interactive on-line experiments. These differ greatly in quality and interactivity. In this activity you are asked to evaluate some examples of on-line interactive experiments. The list below contains two examples each of experiments involving: colour; rollercoaster simulations; mechanics; and reflexes.
What to do
Visit the two sites in the list below on whichever of the topics interests you most, try the on-line experiments and then be prepared to discuss what (if anything) you feel your children would learn from each of them; how (if at all) you feel you would use them in the classroom); and what advantages (if any) you feel this kind of activity has. If you have time you can then visit the sites for other topics.