On-line, real scientific reports,
hotlinks to museum web sites and an interactive
quiz, including the section featured here on dramatic
new evidence about dinosaur hearts.
The Curious? section of the TryScience
web site contains primary materials related to scientific
topics in the news. These include links to web articles
on news websites, and to science museum sites with featured
material from their collection. Pupils access the articles
via the Internet http://www.tryscience.org/stillcurious_1.html
The articles are often written for older students and
adults and so require a high level of reading skills.
There is a lot of technical vocabulary and American
spelling. The site is worth a visit to give pupils the
chance to experience another form of writing, in a context
that many of them find interesting. A quiz at the end
helps them to check their understanding, and compare
their responses with other site visitors.
TryScience site is a partnership between Association
of Science and Technology Centres, New York Hall of
Science and IBM. All the content on the site comes form
science centres and museums around the world and offers
access to a virtual global museum. Content is highly
interactive, including on-line and home/classroom experiments,
field trips which highlight collections from museums
around the world, live webcams with controllable cameras,
adventure, and Curious? a section which
offers views on science topics of current interest.