The Natural History Museum of Utah is one of the finest learning attractions in the state of Utah, and although their exhibitions are closed to the public right now they’ve been busy filling their website with online resources and offline activities for summer and distance learning. In today’s post in our Summer Reading and Learning 2020 series we’re highlighting a few of these resources.[Read more…] about Neighborhood Naturalists and other activities from the Natural History Museum of Utah | Summer Reading and Learning 2020
Featured Resource: Smithsonian Learning Lab
The Smithsonian Learning Lab (https://learninglab.si.edu/) is a new visual search and curation tool that makes it simple for students and teachers to explore the vast digital collections and resources of the museums and research centers of the Smithsonian Institute. [Read more…] about Featured Resource: Smithsonian Learning Lab
Featured Resources: The Scale of the Universe
The Scale of the Universe 2
The Scale of the Universe 2 is an app that will help students better understand the size and relationship of objects within the universe. From Quarks and Neutrinos to distant galaxies and star clusters, this web application gives students an amazing visual representation of things that can be difficult to comprehend. The app can be viewed in twenty different languages.
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Featured Resource: WolframAlpha
WolframAlpha is a self-described “computational knowledge engine,” an extensive database of knowledge and a powerful calculator in one. It differs from a search engine such as Google in that it does not search the web for answers, rather it computes answers to questions and queries utilizing its own algorithms and a curated collection of peer-reviewed data sources.
Want to see what WolframAlpha can do with different queries? [Read more…] about Featured Resource: WolframAlpha
Featured Resource: Gale Virtual Reference Collection
The Gale Virtual Reference Collection is now available to all K-12 students and teachers in the state of Utah as part of Utah’s Pioneer Online Library.
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