Anonymous Coward writes "Quarked.org is a website from the University of Kansas that attempts to counter the dogma which states that physics and other abstract concepts can not be taught to younger children in school.
The site takes a neat approach to introducing sub-atomic particles as characters in a cartoon along with several flash based games in order present a selection of concepts previously thought only understandable to students in college.
Early results seem to indicate that the children actually develop an understanding of the ideas presented on the website and though outreach programs.
The idea is to introduce cool science content to children early enough to reduce the overwhelming pressure that physics or other technical classes are too difficult.
More high school kids enjoying science, what a cool and neat concept!"
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