Fun online activities promote STEM learning. SMILE provides innovative and easily accessible online activities from US science museums. Edu tested interface design and user-friendliness.
Into the Rift is a virtual journey to Lake Tanganyika in East Africa.
Middle school-aged students learn about ecosystem science, research, and science and technology careers. The project includes teaching resources with learning outcomes linked to US national science standards.
Edu provided formative evaluation on website interactivity and users’ understanding of content. A summative evaluation compares what visitors learn to the intended learning outcomes.