Saturday, 14 January 2012

Peer reviewed journal for school children

School children should be doing experiments and research that add to the wealth of human knowledge, not just repeating experiments of bygone scientists. They should be experiencing the full scientific process (albeit a lightweight version), including peer review and publication.

This would involve students doing the research, students doing the peer review, students doing the editing, and students doing the publication (online of course - after all paper is dead).

There is also a need to capture areas of research that students can usefully do within their resources (time, skill, lab equipment, knowledge), perhaps an online repository to capture ideas.

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