While searching for this week’s site of the week (we really do spend time looking for something interesting for this column) we stumbled upon Exploratorium. With over 18,000 pages, online experiments, photos, interesting science articles for folks of all ages – let’s just say we stayed on the site longer than we wanted. We spent hours here and learned a lot. Unfortunately for you – good writing wasn’t one of the things we learned. Maybe next time
This site is a wealth of interesting information, images and “hands-on” experiments. If you have any curiosity at all about the world around you – or about science and why things are like they are –then you should bookmark this site because you will return to it again and again. Or do it all at once and plan on spending the next 142 days exploring it. We figure that’s how long it will take you to explore “Exploratorium” at 128 pages each day. That gives you a goal of about 15 pages per hour, 8 hours a day. At that rate, you’ll have the entire site explored in a little over four months. By the time you’re done, it will be Halloween and you’ll have time to pass out candy and do some Christmas shopping.
Anyway, we’re tittering again, aren’t we. Doggone it, there we go again, Eightball! It’s time to bring in the folks who created Exploratorium and let them tell you, in their own succinct way, what Exploratorium is all about. Did we end that sentence in a preposition? Too bad! Call Eightball’s English teacher and complain! Shoot! We’re rambling again. Here they are, live and in person, the creators of Exploratorium:
“Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Our site now contains over 18 thousand award-winning Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics. We currently serve 20 million visitors a year. That makes us one of the most visited museum Web sites in the world. Learn more about our Web site.”
Unless you’d like us to ramble on more about Exploratorium, we suggest that you visit the site right now to see for yourself. It’s the best way, trust us. You really don’t want to read anymore inane prattling by us and you really need to get started on exploring our Site of the Week “Exploratorium”. There’s never a better place to start than the beginning and never a better time to start than now. Let us know how you liked those 18,000+ pages. Email Eightball.