EDITORIAL

Science Education Web Sites

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Science  29 Jan 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5965, pp. 504
DOI: 10.1126/science.1187267

Summary

In this issue, we announce the first of 12 winners of a competition for web sites that best promote science education. Each month this year, Science will publish an essay by the creators of a winning Web site that describes their online resource. This month's featured site focuses on teaching and learning genetics, and it originates from the University of Utah (see p. 538). The Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) recognizes outstanding freely available online materials that enrich science education. There were nearly 100 entries for 2009 from many nations. They spanned diverse subjects, ranging from astronomy, chemistry, and physics to geology and biology. Most sites targeted students, ranging from elementary through graduate school, whereas others focused on the general public. Many included videos, animations, real-world data sets, or teaching materials.