BY JASON DON FORSYTHE

Sometimes I struggle to find quality educational multimedia elements. They either aren’t well made or don’t have much tangible educational value. This, however, is not the case over at nature.com in their multimedia section. You’ll find video presentations here on everything from self repairing rubber molecules to a study of honey bee genomes. There are also podcasts that highlight popular topics in science as well as a blog covering recent science-based news. In addition, there is an extremely interesting section on using Google Earth in scientific study — for example, tracking how the H5N1 avian flu has traveled across the globe.

While the approach is a bit like buckshot, covering a wide area of scientific study with no real specific focus, it means that no matter what area of science you might be teaching, there will probably be a resource that you will find useful for your classroom.

Nature multimedia

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