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Chrome Web Lab - Google Chrome and Science Museum of London

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Chrome Web Lab features five actual experiments, accessible online but actually housed at a London museum. These should be accessed using the Chrome web browser. Use the experiments...more
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Chrome Web Lab features five actual experiments, accessible online but actually housed at a London museum. These should be accessed using the Chrome web browser. Use the experiments in real-time from your computer or at the real-world installations at the museum in London. The aim of this first of a kind experience? Inspire a new generation of computer scientists. Featured experiments include: Universal Orchestra, Data Tracer, Sketchbots, Teleporter, and Lab Tag Explorer. Each section has accompanying information and videos about the technologies used for the experiment. Regardless of where you live, you can create music with others. That music is actually PLAYED by physical robots in the museum as you interact via the weblab. Travel to far away places instantly or have your picture sketched by a robot in sand among other experiments. Enter the using the "Enter the lab" button.

tag(s): drawing (68), musical instruments (28), STEM (59)

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Use this fantastic site to show the power of technology and collaboration around the world. Use this to discuss possible future applications of technology (3D printing and more.) This would also be a fantastic way to discuss many of the downsides of technology that some people are worried about: robots used for harm instead of good, downsides of facial recognition. Compare these technologies to many shown on futuristic movies or TV shows. Be aware that this site requires a lot of bandwidth and may best be run on a single classroom computer (possibly with an interactive whiteboard or projector). Be sure to read the "About" page before preceding to the Chrome Web Lab site to understand the experiments and use of material created. Teachers of gifted or highly able students can use this site to inspire individual projects and investigations into current and future technologies. Have students investigate, explore, and share their findings with the class.

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