Science 360 Knovation's Spotlight: April 2017

Why It's Great

Science 360 provides students, teachers, and parents the ability to be updated on breaking stories in scientific discovery as they happen.

Science 360 is an online resource collection that contains spectacular images and videos from the National Science Foundation. There are topical video series that can enhance any subject, and many lessons.

In the Classroom

Science 360 offers students a fun and engaging content stream on a broad range of topics. There are hundreds of images and videos to experience, with new content added weekly. The videos can easily be found on the site which serves pre-K through 12th grade. This site contains the contribution from real scientists, engineers, and educators who provide the ideas and knowledge base for U.S. leadership in science and engineering. Students benefit by being exposed to the best ideas in today's changing world.

Science 360 also provides updated science news designed for students. This section includes articles, videos, and a...

Information About Science 360

Science 360 is a visual resource created by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The editors of Science 360 gather breaking STEM news from wherever science is happening, including: directly from scientists, college and university press offic...

Our favorites from Science 360

Here are just a few resources from Science 360 that we think you'll love.

An introduction to the economic concept of tragedy of the commons, a dilemma that develops when a group holds a limited resource in common. [1 min, 51 sec]

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences has partnered with NBC Learn and the Weather Channel to produce a 10-part video series that explores the science of natural disasters and research to avert their human and economic toll.

Political scientist James Fowler makes the connection between smiling profile pictures on Facebook and human evolution. [2 min, 32 sec]

Find out why foundational math concepts- such as patterns, size and shape, and location and direction- are seldom emphasized in the early grades, when they really count, and are of the utmost importance. [2 min, 50 sec]