Eleni Kyriaki: Science and Informatics teacher
Eleni is science and informatics teacher at the Greek Gynasium/Lyceum and the European School III – both schools are in Brussels, Belgium. Here she describes her favourite online resources.
This is the site of the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence. They have done wonderful work presenting the tools used for historical experiments. The mechanism is described in a clear and simple way, while the colours and the old-fashioned style create a nice atmosphere.
The site consists of web pages with news and information about science and technology in Greek. It includes Java applets, simulating several physical phenomena in mechanics, electromagnetism and more.
This site contains Java applets - simulations of physical phenomena. The presentation is quite good. There is interactivity, as well as clear and attractive pictures.
CERN – the European Centre for Nucleur Research - is the biggest particle physics centre in the world. Here, CERN offers a simple and clear presentation of the standard model, which explains the nature of matter. There are images of each different particle.
This American website is packed full of small simulations and exercises that are well adapted to the curriculum. The simulations and tools are mostly in Java, so they work well on most computers. There is also a short tutorial on how to use them effectively.