||TKO Science: Turning Kids
On to Science
Collaborative and Consultation Workshop
Today's workshop will serve as an introduction to various unique and compelling Internet resources, particularly in the areas of science and mathematics. Participants will learn how to get in touch with on-line experts,
and to learn about exciting ways students can collaborate using email and
web-based communication to experience real science. Workshop participants
will also learn how to integrate resources into the classroom.
Consulting Experts in the Field
One simple way to incorporate the Internet into classroom lessons is to utilize
experts in appropriate fields to answer your students' toughest questions.
Examples of CIESE Collaborative Projects
- Boil, Boil, Toil and Trouble: The International Boiling Point Project
The purpose of this project is to discover which factor in the experiment
(room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the
greatest influence on boiling point.
- Human Genetics: A Worldwide Search for the Dominant Trait
The purpose of this project is for students to learn how their physical
characteristics, or traits, are inherited is by gathering a great deal of
information about specific, easily-seen human features.
Global Water Sampling Project
Students are teaming up around the globe to test fresh water. Join us in
this collaborative project, comparing the water quality of
a local river, stream, lake or pond with other fresh water sources around the world.
- The Noon Day Project: Measuring the Circumference of the Earth
This project offers teachers and students an opportunity to experiment by
measuring the length of a shadow cast by a stick a meter long,
sharing this data electronically, using scale drawings and a spreadsheet to make comparisons and
to use this information to estimate the circumference of the earth.
the Drain: How Much Water Do You Use?
Do you think people in other parts of the world use more or less water than Americans?
This collaborative project will help you find the answer. By collecting data on water usage from people around the world you will
be able to see how your water use compares to others and determine
what you might do to use less water.
Examples of Collaborative Projects
Finding Collaborative Projects and Partners on the Web