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7 websites a student can visit for hands-on learning
Posted on November 30, 2021
Students are generally looking for a variety of study resources. The ease of access to the Internet has further enabled students to access a sea of content on the web.
However, not all websites that a student may visit would guarantee the accuracy of the content and resources.
In fact, students are doomed to be confused due to the plethora of information on the Internet. Sensing the need to help students, Toppr, a better learning app, has compiled a list of 7 websites that can be referenced for the learning process.
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization, which also operates its own website. The main mission of the academy is to provide free, world-class education to everyone, in all parts of the world. The Khan Academy website is free for learners and teachers alike. It provides learning resources from kindergarten to college. Math, grammar, science, and history are some of the key topics covered on the website.
Founded by Nobel laureate Carl Wieman in 2002, the PhET Interactive Simulations project was initiated at the University of Colorado. This website offers free interactive simulations for math and science. These modules are prepared after extensive research by experts. It promotes the concept of interactive learning by engaging students in a gamified environment. phET also helps instill the values of exploration and research in students.
National History of the Utah Museum
The Natural History Museum of Utah has created ‘Research Quest’ for students as well as their teachers. It aims to engage and stimulate the critical thinking skills of students in science, history and other related subjects through a powerful series of online research. The content offered by the website is prepared by subject matter experts, university students as well as museum professionals.
Being part of the National Science Digital Library, ChemCollective supports research to students as well as teachers to improve their chemistry education. It does this with the use of the interactive and engaging activities that are conducted online. The site even covers the basics of chemistry from equilibrium to stoichiometry. The site has short videos that serve as a guide for students before they begin their learning journey with ChemCollective.
VLAB – Government of India
The Indian government’s Ministry of Education established VLAB, with the aim of fostering scientific research among students and providing remote access to simulation labs. It enables students to learn basic and advanced concepts through remote experimentation and tickles their scientific curiosity. It also provides a comprehensive learning management system to allow students to access various learning tools such as video lectures, self-assessment and animated demonstrations.
BBC Story for Children
History as a subject arouses students’ curiosity and promotes interpretation skills. Therefore, BBC History for Kids is a website that takes students on a journey through time through games, quizzes and fact sheets. It largely covers topics related to ancient history, world history and the history of certain countries.
Online Labs for Schools (OLabs) is another Indian government funded research website that aims to meet the needs of virtual lab students. The program is based on the idea that students can learn through laboratory experiments with the efficient use of the Internet. The content of the OLabs is aligned with the NCERT curriculum for grades 9 to 12 for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. It also covers English and Math lessons in grades 9 and 10 through interactive simulations, lab videos and animations.
The 7 websites mentioned above are known for their authentic study resources and have proven to be beneficial for the academic progress of students. Their free accessibility makes it further useful for students as well as teachers.
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