SCIENCE DISCIPLINES ON THE WEB – A CLOUD ANALYSIS OF THE GOOGLE RESULTS OF ESSENTIAL SCIENCE INDICATORS SUBJECT AREAS

Have you ever wondered what is the most discussed science discipline on the Web? As far as I am concerned, yes, I have.

So, firstly, I looked for both a popular and influential classification of science disciplines.
Therefore, I considered the Essential Science Indicators Subject Areas classification and I loosely adapted it for quering on line, resulting in the following 26 clusters:

1) Agricultural Sciences
2) Biology
3) Biochemistry
4) Chemistry
5) Clinical Medicine
6) Computer Science
7) Economics
8) Engineering
9) Ecology
10) Geosciences
11) Immunology
12) Materials Science
13) Mathematics
14) Microbiology
15) Molecular Biology
16) Genetics
17) Neuroscience
18) Pharmacology
19) Physics
20) Plant Science
21) Animal Science
22) Psychiatry
23) Psychology
24) Social Sciences
25) Space science
26) Toxicology

Then, I made the analysis of the presence on Google search engine of those terms, and these are the results:

science disciplines cloud

science disciplines cloud

As you can see in the above cloud, “Engineering” is the most used word, followed at a distance by “Economics”, “Chemistry”, “Physics” and the other ones, until “Animal Science”, the loss employed term.

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GAMIFICATION FOR WELLNESS – LEARNING HEALTH CARE WITH GAMES

Is it possible for adults and kids to do gamification for wellness, that is to make learning fun in health care with interactive games? It seems yes.
For example, here is a list of interesting links to some free on line games aimed at promoting health, subdivided as follows:

1) for adults:
HealthSeeker: http://apps.facebook.com/healthseeker
Syrum: http://syrum-game.com
Back in Play: http://eu.back-in-play.com
Science and Health-Related Games:         http://cttl.rice.edu/ScienceHealthGames

HealthSeeker Game on Facebook

HealthSeeker Game on Facebook

2) for everybody:
Interactive health games suggested by the U.S. National Library of Medicine: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/games.html
Sheppard Software: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/health.htm
MouthPower Online: http://www.mouthpower.org/mouthpower.cfm

Mouthpower Game

Mouthpower Game

3) for kids:

Solusville: http://www.nourishinteractive.com/kids
Playnormous: http://www.playnormous.com
Little D’s Nutrition Expedition: http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids.php
PBS Kids: http://pbskids.org/games/health.html
Science Zone:
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/living/humanbody.html#heart
Learning Games For Kids:                             http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/health_games.html

Playnormous Game

Playnormous Game

Would you suggest further free on line games about the education in health care?