A CIESE Collaborative Project

Teacher Guide

Project Information

  • Project Overview

    This section lists important information you should read before deciding whether to implement this project in your classroom. The project schedule is included here.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    This section contains questions asked by some of the participants. Feel free to review the questions (and answers). If you have additional questions, please contact the project leader.

  • Publishing Policy

    Here you'll find the CIESE publishing policy for letters, reports, photos and any other student work submitted to the project. There are also links to the instructions for letters of introduction, final reports, and photos here.

  • Past Projects

    This section contains information from past projects including data, examples of final reports, and project photos.

Lesson Plans

  • Lessons

    Here's a unit plan, consisting of several lessons, all ready for you to use! It is geared to a middle school level and includes pre-project activities as well as homework suggestions.

  • Project Questions/Explorations

    These questions are suggestions for help in determining a hypothesis for the project, follow-up discussions or further exploration.

  • Curriculum Standards

    This web page lists all of the national standards that this project addresses. It also contains information on state and local standards for the areas in which Stevens Institute of Technology is currently conducting teacher training.

  • Background Information

    Want to know what happens when water boils? Look here!

  • Assessment Materials

    Some assessment materials from when this project first ran that might be useful.

Implementation Assistance

  • Limited Access to Computers in your Classroom

    Just because you have limited access to computers in your classroom does not mean you can't implement this project.

  • Back-up Information

    When using any form of technology, especially the Internet, it is essential to have a back-up plan in case your technology fails.

  • Graphing Tips

    This project lends itself well to graphing. Graphing allows scientists to see relationships between numbers.

  • Internet Safety

    It is important that any educator who uses the technology have an in-depth understanding of the potential dangers that the Internet poses and what can be done to protect students from these dangers. Armed with this information, teachers can both protect their students as well as educate the public to the benefits of the technology. For more information, out these sites: