TKO Science: Turning Kids On to Science

Collaborative and Consultation Workshop

Purpose 

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. 

  • The 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.

  • Down 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

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