TKO Science: Turning
Collaboration 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. They will also investigate exciting ways students
can collaborate using email and web-based communication.
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'
Examples of CIESE Collaborative Projects
Makes a Collaborative Project Unique and Compelling?
Global Water Sampling Project
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.
Genetics: A Worldwide Search for the Dominant Trait
Examples of Other Collaborative Projects
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.
Students around the United States and other countries
will collect samples from local ponds to answer the question: Are the organisms
found in pond water the same all over the world?
This project will allow elementary students to share
information about the plants, animals, and non-living objects found in
their school yard with other students from around the country and around
Sun Temperature Project
Student will join schools from around the world
as they try to figure out how proximity to the equator affects average
daily temperature and hours of sunlight.
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.
Middle school students assess the quality of their
local river, stream, lake or pond with other fresh water sources around
the world. Students base their assessment on physical characteristics,
chemical substances, and the macroinvertebrates found in the water.
Finding Collaborative Projects and Partners
on the Web