Showing posts with label nobel prize. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nobel prize. Show all posts

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.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A First for the Nobel Prize in Economics

Last week the Nobel Prize winners were announced. At that time I wrote a post about some resources for learning and teaching about the Nobel Prize. Today, CNN Student News contained a segment about a first for the Nobel Prize in economics. This year, for the first time, the prize for economics went to a woman (she was one of two recipients). CNN Student News has the story in the video below.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
BizKids - Business Videos and Lessons for Kids
Debt Ski - A Personal Finance Game
The Crisis of Credit Visualized

Friday, October 9, 2009

Video - Announcement of Nobel Peace Prize

Earlier I posted some resources for learning about the Nobel Peace Prize. Shortly after that posting I came across this video of the announcement that President Obama is the recipient of the prize for 2009. The video is embedded below.
Update: the video doesn't appear to be functioning properly, but you should be able to access it here.

Learn About The Nobel Prize

As you've probably heard by now, the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 has been awarded to President Barack Obama. This announcement will undoubtedly create good conversation in current events classes. Your students will probably have questions about the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Foundation has created a Nobel Peace Prize fact sheet to help visitors learn more about the history of the prize and to address some frequently asked questions. The Nobel Peace Prize website also offers videos of lectures given by past recipients of the prize.

The Nobel Foundation has an educational games site designed to help students learn about the work of past Nobel Prize recipients from a variety of fields. For example, there is a game for learning about Pavlov's dogs.