Jun
25
2005
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Last week I spent 3 intense days at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with folks from around North America, talking about ways to make better educational websites, video games, and museum exhibits.

One of the cool projects I ran across comes from a museum in Toronto, Canada, The Ontario Science Center. Their project Red Shift Now, is similar in some was to Science Buzz. They hope to engage their visitors in the world of active science research. Check out the cool Field Diaries from scientists exploring around the world.

They take their name from the phenomenon that astro-physicists observe when looking into deep space. The red shift has allowed us to understand that our universe is rapidly expanding. Because the parts of space are moving away from us, we see light differntly similar to how we hear sound differently if a car or train is moving away from us quickly (dopple effect).

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Anonymous says:

Another great example of a site like Science Buzz and Red Shift Now is the http://www.danacentre.org.ukDana Centre in London

posted on Mon, 06/27/2005 - 5:00pm

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