Exposing Young Kids To Science
I'm interested in getting my first-grader exposed to the gestalt of modern scientific thinking - nonlinearity, dynamics,
Emergence, Complexity Theory, Evolution, etc.
I don't have expectations of having specific skills acquired, just in getting a sense of the
Wonders Of The Universe, etc.
I'd like to suggest resources to the science teacher in my kids school. I'm focused on a first-grader for the moment.
I suspect audio/visual/simulation is the way to go.
Though a good story can be helpful - e.g.
the Hotel Infinity
Watch episodes of
Edu Web has pieces on history, art, math, Engineering, Economics, etc.
Charles Eames Powers Of Ten film
Rudy Rucker's free gnarly software ( Fractal, Cellular Automata, etc.)
Rudy Rucker's and John Walker's Cel Lab Cellular Automata software
I wonder whether
the DOS software for Richard Dawkins' runs well on Blind Watchmaker MsWindows? (Why isn't this Open Source by now?)
Stephen Wolfram's New Kind Of Science
Nineworlds Review.htm) of commercial science education software
IMACS runs After School programs in math (using formal-logic) and computer-science (using Scheme and Logo!) - but no location near me.
DASH/FAST are science curricula
developed at the University Of Hawaii (they run training programs for teachers). You can order teacher materials but they're not cheap! I think being "inquiry-based" puts them kinda in a Socratic style...
interesting tool - Inspiration
Mind Mapping software for Interactive White Board-s.
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