After being in this virtual world for just a few minutes, I could already see the potential benefits for students in any classroom. This is an excellent way to learn information and take a learning tour as opposed to just lecturing at students.
Taken from Second Life
So far, this has been my favorite piece of technology that could help students learn because it is so interactive. If you were to make worlds like these for your students to explore for any discipline, I have no doubt that they would learn more than if they were just engaged in lecture (and that is hoping you can get your students engaged in your lecture).
My favorite place that I visited was the Nasa island. For starters, it was just cool to fly around the island like a bird, but there was some really great educational stuff as well. Students would absolutely love to be learning like this, and I think that it is essential that we start incorporating things like second life into the curriculum.