Science360 – Amazing Video

John CowellClassroom Resources, Internet Resources, Learning platforms, Pedagogy, Teaching & Learning, Whole School

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-13-31-02                   Science360 – For iPad

What is this App?

The National Science Foundation’s of America have produced, Science360 for iPad. It provides easy access to appealing science and engineering images and videos from around the world. The app also offers a news feed with breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centres. Science360 (for iPad) is a visual extravaganza, with a wealth of videos and images in a wide range of scientific disciplines, but its lack of indexing makes it better as inspiration to the curious than a research tool.

Does it deliver?

Users will find spectacular high-resolution images to download to their iPads. The streaming videos (Wi-Fi or 3G connection required) are fun and engaging and cover a wide range of topics. A helpful tool for teachers is the ability to email videos and images for later use. Also, the in-app news feed lets you keep abreast of breaking science news. With a single swipe, teachers can keep an archive of material they’ve used in class, saving favourite images and video clips for easy re-use. Arguably the app’s best feature is the new content it adds weekly.

How I use it in my classroom? 

It use it in any lesson related to science. The lesson can be improved with a little help from the Science 360 app. A standout aspect of Science360 (in addition to the fact that it’s free) is that it puts the world of science at students’ fingertips in a visually compelling way. This may incline them to explore science, nature, or engineering topics they never thought about before, simply because the captivating images are in front of them on an iPad screen.

Summary

Science360 exposes kids to a wide variety of science, nature, space, and engineering topics via videos, photos, and text. As students watch and read about cutting-edge science, they learn about the relevance of science topics to everyday life and school subjects.

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Science360 exposes kids to a wide variety of science, nature, space, and engineering topics via videos, photos, and text. As students watch and read about cutting-edge science, they learn about the relevance of science topics to everyday life and school subjects.
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