Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Award-Winning Science Visualizations

The National Science Foundation's International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge annually recognizes individuals and organizations who produce educational graphics. There are five award categories; videos, interactive games, informational posters and graphics, illustrations, and photography. The awards recognize outstanding visualizations that can help educate students about complex topics in science. For example, Sponge Lab's Build a Body that I wrote about last week was an award winner in 2011. Another example is found in the video embedded below.

Applications for Education
If you're looking for some informative graphics to support your science lesson plans, take a look at the past winners of the National Science Foundation's International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.