Category Archives: science


 by Tess Butler-Ulrich (writing & research) and Bradley Nicholas (research) BrainPOP is a free multimodal learning platform developed with the aim of making typically complex educational concepts understandable and engaging for students. Available as both an app and browser-based site, BrainPOP … Continue reading

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by Jennifer Robb Circuits and electricity can be tricky concepts, especially once you start getting into wiring directions, issues of polarity, and so on. In the lab, we often use papertronics or Lilypad for hands-on circuitry projects, but littleBits can help … Continue reading

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Google Tour Creator

by Jennifer Robb  Although it may have once seemed too good to be true, virtual reality (VR) has exploded in recent years, becoming a common fixture in entertainment, industry, and education. VR systems from Oculus, HTC, Sony, and more can often … Continue reading

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by Amanda Trigiani The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) uses social media channels and mobile apps to tell the world about its findings, while also involving people in its activities. The app featured here is their main one, which … Continue reading

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Brain it On!

by Amanda Trigiani I must admit, I am obsessed with this game! Brain it on! is a physics game that encourages you to problem-solve to complete unique tasks. Each puzzle has multiple solutions, so you can get creative designing solutions … Continue reading

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3D Brain

by Amanda Trigiani Our brains are complex structures and can be challenging to learn and to teach. This app brings the brain to life through a colourful 3D structure that can be rotated 360° in space. The app is created … Continue reading

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