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Friday, December 9, 2011

Nobel Prize Games for Learning About Science & Literature

This afternoon I Stumbled Upon an old blog post of mine that I wrote when President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize. That post got me to take another look at some of the education aspects of the Nobel Prize website.

The Nobel Prize website has an educational games site designed to help students learn about subjects in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Peace, and Economics. In all there are twenty-nine interactive games for students to play. Each of the science-related games and the economics game is based upon the research of Nobel Prize winners. The literature and peace games are based upon concepts central to the work of Nobel Prize winners in those fields.

Applications for Education
The Nobel Prize games could be useful for students to use to review some of the concepts developed and used by Nobel Prize winners. Have students try the games after one of your lessons on those concepts.

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