Online Educational Resources: Links to Expand Your Knowledge!

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We plan on updating this list as we find and locate online resources. When possible, we will try and list resources in Turkish as well as English. Have an idea? Just let us know!

Activities

Brain

The Brain Awareness Website has a lot of resources related to the brain and brain awareness week. If you are based out of the states, you can download PDFs.

Brain Resources for Children
Brain Resources for Children
Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Dana Foundation

Some of the resources are available in Turkish too!

Evolution

If you have a 3-D printer you can download 3D digital models of fossils for free at African Fossils. However, if you do not have a 3D printer (although many libraries are buying them) you can still make a 3D model.

Cardboard Pattern
Cardboard Pattern
African Fossils

All you need is some cardboard, glue, and a couple of pins and the website provides you the fossil templates allowing you to simply cutout your own 3D models.

Resources

Nobel Prizes

Every year posters are released towards the end of the year for the winners of the Nobel Prize. Different organizations give these awards out and a few of these organizations will print and mail you these posters for free. You can order the Chemistry, Physics, and Economy posters from The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. They allow you to download previous years posters too.

2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet

You can find the Physiology or Medicine poster from the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet. They also have previous years posters available (starting in 2010) on their website for download. These posters are available in English and Swedish.

Critical Thinking

Do you often find yourself in discussion and people are veering away from the topic at hand? Often times this is being caused from the use of logical fallacies. The non-profit School of Thought team creates free downloadable posters that detail common logical fallacies and cognitive biases that can help you understand and guide discussions. But be careful: always calling out logical fallacies is a logical fallacy too.

Logical Fallacies Wall Poster
Logical Fallacies Wall Poster
School of Thought
Cognitive Biases Wall Poster
Cognitive Biases Wall Poster
School of Thought

They also have a critical thinking card game that is comprised of logical fallacies and confirmation biases.

Critical Thinking Card Game
Critical Thinking Card Game
School of Thought

These are all free to download as PDFs or you can purchase them for a small fee at the your logical fallacy website. They are available in many languages, but Turkish is coming soon.

Botany

Phil Barnett created beautiful high resolution posters of common tree lichens and tree buds. On his website you can download both of these high resolution posters for free, they are pictured below.

Common Lichens on Trees
Common Lichens on Trees
Phil Barnett


Tree Buds
Tree Buds
Phil Barnett


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Ashlee Lane Bakırcı-Taylor

Ashlee Lane Bakırcı-Taylor

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Ashlee is a nutritional scientist and received her PhD from Texas Tech University. She is the Director of Science Outreach of Evrim Ağacı and works primarily on the English posts.

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