Friday, July 06, 2007

Science experiments via the web

European Schoolnet's Xplora project, together with the University of Kaiserslautern, has developed and deployed an online experiment which schools can use in real time, obtaining real data. The project announced "With this technology, developed by Xplora and available on Xplora's website, a student can now contribute to Millikan's Nobel prize winning experiment." The physical experimental apparatus is based in Helsingin Yhteislyseo, a private high school in Helsinki, Finland, but is open to all schools to use for free. Schools have to register on the portal to access the tool, which is available in the members-only section of the site.

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Photo: Karl Sarnow, Xplora manager celebrates the launch of the experiment with a Finnish teacher