From the combustion of carbon to the synthesis of a vitamin, every chemical reaction has a story. Using web 2.0 tools in the classroom, pupils can research, create and share the digital story of chemistry.
Ask your students to;
Create a Social Networking profile for a scientist explaining their discoveries. Find a list of scientists here http://www.famousscientists.org and see our Einstein page for inspiration.
Find present day scientists on Linked-In or academia.edu or MyExperiment. What research are they doing right now?
Create a class blog where students can record what they have learned.
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Really like this. Lends itself to famous musicians, artists, characters in history, literary characters etc.
I love this one http://www.myspace.com/buckyfuller, and this for the biologists http://www.myspace.com/thhuxley and of course http://www.myspace.com/pythagorassamos
I love this! Really like the idea of learners having fun with it too e.g. the holiday snaps and the music playlist: Einstein + Defying Gravity from the show Wicked! LOL