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Whyville works with sponsors like the AALAS Foundation to bring dynamic educational content to kids.
The Foundation is leveraging the power of Whyville to develop a series of fun, educational activities in a virtual laboratory
Whyville is a powerful tool the Foundation can use to promote public understanding, respect and support for the life sciences.
“Whyville has managed to do the impossible – generate massive interest in science among adolescent girls.”
-Christian Science Monitor
“Whyville supports the use of computers by kids the way that scientists use computers: for data collection, data visualization, simulation and modeling, and scientific communication. - Wendy Li, 6th grade teacher
Whyville users spend an average of 30+ minutes per visit, ranking Whyville #1 among educational web sites for kids
“My daughter has benefited enormously from her citizenship in Whyville and I have directly observed the effects of your efforts in her growth and development.
- Father of CatGirl
““Whyville's great, and safe. It helped me realize what I want to do when I grow up, and the games are really, really fun.”- Sims2girl, Whyville Citizen
The brochures link to existing Foundation resources like the Kids 4 Research web site and Careers in Laboratory Animal Science video.
Do you like science?
a) Science is awesome! It's my favorite subject! b) It's okay, but I like other subjects better. c) Ick! I can't stand science! d) I'm not sure/I haven't had science.
Animal research is necessary to develop cures and treatments for diseases that impact people and animals.a) Strongly Agree b) Agree c) Not Sure/No Opinion d) Disagree e) Strongly Disagree