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Kahn Academy

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I have to take my hat off to Sal Kahn for a truly immense resource. What he has achieved with the Kahn Academy is nothing short of incredible.

He’s single handedly generated 1000+  instructional videos covering subjects including:

What a wealth of information. This has to be place in the category alongside Academic Earth and Udemy.


Chemistry for Kids

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This page has a great set of links to chemistry related online resources for kids.

It includes The Periodic Table Videos from the University of Nottingham that I’ve previously written about.

One item from the list I’ve had more of a play with (and shown my rusty knowledge with) is The Periodic Table Game.

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January 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Science Bob’s experiments

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Science Bob is this guy with what looks like a tie-dyed lab coat. He has some simple, effective science experiments. There are instructions about how to recreate the experiments; some accompanied by videos. Also there are explanations of the science.


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September 3, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Periodic Table – Nottingham University Chemistry videos

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Well these are (just a little bit) famous. The Chemistry dept. in Nottingham explaining the Periodic Table in separate videos.

The videos are hosted on their YouTube channel.


And there’s a dedicated site.


Written by markuos

August 5, 2009 at 9:01 am


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What about having a representation of any atom in the Periodic Table, showing the spin of the electrons in the shells. Something like this:


Site link.