Assorted Educational Resources

These are our team’s favorite educational resources. We use many of them daily, both for leisure and for educational purposes.

  1. Video Channels
  2. Activities and Organizations
  3. Kits
  4. Virtual Museums
  5. Computer Games
  6. Easy Computer-aided Design Tools
  7. Books

Video Channels

  • Physics Girl A YouTube Channel created by Dianna Cowern that adventures into the physical sciences with experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries.

  • Kurtzgesagt Beautiful videos to share our passion for knowledge. We value quality over quantity, always. Nothing in the universe is boring if you tell a good story.

  • Blue3Brown1 Mathematics with beautiful visualizations.

  • Veritasium A channel of science and engineering videos featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.

  • Numberphile The stars of the show include mathematicians and other guests from around the world. Topics range from the sublime to the ridiculous… from historic discoveries to latest breakthroughs.

  • CGP Grey Short explanatory videos on varying subjects, including politics, geography, economics, history, and culture.

  • Extra Credits Original short-form animated videos discussing subjects from video games to world history.

Activity Lists and Orgs

Kits

Virtual Museums

Computer Games

  • Minecraft A “sandbox” game with a whole world to explor. With the freedom to discover and extract raw materials, craft tools, build structures or earthworks.

  • Kerbal Space Program Create your own space program, designing and launching your own rockets from scratch, with detailed but playful physics and engineering simulations.

  • Factorio A gigantic “sandbox” game in which you have to build an ever-larger automated factory.

  • Cities and Skylines Build and manage your own city. You can recreate your own town and see how small changes affect the entire community.

Introductory CAD/Electronics Online Tools

Books

Read any and every well received book you can get your hands on. Read them all with a grain of salt. Glean from them advice and elements that resonate with you. No one “expert” has all of the answers. Some are just plain flat out wrong and dangerous, but many others are helpful, and some are just brilliant. You need to trust your own instincts to disregard the bad advice, use the good that pertains to your situation, and be inspired and transformed by the brilliant.

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At the following link you can see some teaching materials that will come with the SpinWheel.

We have more SpinWheel-related information for parents and educators here.

Behind-the-scenes pictures of the device and testing runs are also available.

And for the electrical engineers, we have the technical specifications of the device.

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