Readers raved when we published our coverage of Open Culture, the artsy information hub that features “the best free cultural & educational media on the web.” The website contains reviews and links to hundreds of open educational resources. Whether readers are interested in learning Arabic, would like to hear Patti Smith read Virginia Woolf, or are eager to explore a collection of Gabriel Garcia Marquez stories, Open Culture truly has something for everyone. Including ebooks, movies, audio books, online courses, language classes, and textbooks, the fact that Open Culture is accessible across multiple devices doesn’t hurt, either.
Perhaps the best way to describe Open Culture is to list what's available: 1,100 free online courses, 700 free movies, 550 free audio books, 700 free eBooks, 1,000 free MOOCs, free educational material for 46 languages, and 200 free educational resources for kids. Founded in 2006 by Stanford University's Dan Coleman, the site also contains great lectures by Toni Morrison and Bertrand Russell (among others) and great readings by notables such as T.S. Eliot and Anne Sexton. If readers are looking for art and images, the Met, the Getty, the British Library, and other museums and galleries are featured here. In essence, Open Culture gathers together all of the wonderful, disparate content from around the web, curates it, and presents it in an easily navigable and enchanting format.
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This lab, presented by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, covers the concept of relative size. Students will learn that "cells are quite big when compared to nanomaterials" and examine ways to keep nanoparticles from being polluted by larger objects, such as dust. A Teacher's Preparatory Guide and Student Worksheet are provided that give detailed guidance for completing the lab.
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