Wayzata Student Creates Website for Students to Learn Advanced Science
In every school, teachers provide students with a toolbox of fundamental skills to succeed in a given subject.
“You use these toolboxes which might be nuts, bolts, screws, wedges, to build something that’s more sophisticated,” said Aayush Goud, a student at Wayzata High School in Plymouth.
However, schools can only teach so much.
Goud is a technically a senior at Wayzata, but if you spend a few minutes talking to him, you’d swear he was a teacher.
“Currently, I have neuroscience, biochemistry, organic chemistry and information theory as courses that I’ve been working,” Goud said.
The courses he’s referring to are on the website Cortex of Science.
Learning STEM outside the classroom
It’s a site he created at the start of the pandemic where high school students can come together to learn more about STEM fields outside of their regular school curriculum.
“So far it’s been a personal effort where for the past two years, it’s been me continuously making new web pages and implementing animations, creating video tutorials,: Goud said. “But I want to make it more like an open source database.”
Anyone who visits Cortex of Science will find a collection of videos Goud created to help simplify challenging concepts in science, technology, engineering and math.
The site went from not having any views for the first year and a half, to now having several thousand in the last few months.
“I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback,” he said.
The idea is to make these complex topics fun and visually appealing, and ultimately help students explore their curiosity.
“We’re all in the learning process,” Goud said. “And if we’re able to help others learn something in an easier way than what others might teach it, it’s all the merrier.”
One of the videos Goud posted on his website where he teaches the concept of String Theory.