Science Education - Web and Kiosk Development
WEB AND KIOSK DEVELOPMENT
SSI produces exhibit kiosks, online educational activities, and full
web sites. We approach our web development projects from the perspective
of informal science educators, focusing on interactivity, clear learning
goals, and evaluating learning outcomes.
Here are a few examples of our online activities:
a rover based on the NASA Sojourner/Pathfinder mission. Visitors
learn that rovers are not driven in real time, but through daily uploads
of commands, after which the rover must operate autonomously.
over Mars using actual NASA data, rendered into a 3D environment
in real time.
about the States of Matter in a tetris-like game.
golf with charged particles in Earth's magnetosphere. Supported
by an NSF research supplement, this piece uses research grade algorithms
to model the particle motion.
solar events at the Earth. In addition to learning about solar
events, this piece accurately displays three separate time scales (solar
rotation, earth rotation, and earth revolution).