Science Media Group In Production

The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) to investigate new ways to use television and computer media to communicate science to the public at large. A part of the CfA's Science Education Department, the SMG has grounded its work in state-of-the-art science education research. Among the pioneering works created by the SMG are videos, such as A Private Universe, influential in shaping education reform worldwide; television programs, such as the PBS series Minds of Our Own, designed to alert the public to issues of science learning; and television, museum, Internet, and computer materials for children, parents, and teachers. From 1996 through 2008 the Science Media Group operated the Annenberg Channel, a free television service providing lifelong learning and professional development for teachers nationwide.

SMG Staff List

Dr. Matthew Schneps (617) 495-7472


Chemistry for the 21st Century

An on-line introductory course that humanizes and demystifies chemistry through 13 half-hour video programs, on-line text, and interactive labs.

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