Purposes of today's workshop:
- To familiarize you with the
nature and value of unique and compelling Internet resources
by having you review selected examples
- To describe the project
that you will be expected to complete by the end of this
Introduction to Unique and Compelling
Introduction to Real Time Data
Examples of Real Time Data
Examples of CIESE Real Time Data
Musical Plates offers students the opportunity to access real time
earthquake data, interact with experts online, and publish their own
work to the project web site.
Students use real time data to track a real ship at sea, determine
the destination and predict when it will arrive in port. In
addition, students monitor weather conditions at sea and predict if
rough weather may impact the arrival time of a ship.
Gulf Stream Voyage
In this interdisciplinary project, students investigate the driving
forces behind this great ocean current, how it affects the Atlantic
Ocean and some of mankind's experiences dealing with the Gulf Stream
Physics students learn about vectors as they simulate pilot
Other Examples of
Real Time Data Projects
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
Examples of CIESE Collaborative
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
The purpose of this project is for students to learn how their
physical characteristics, or traits, are inherited by gathering a
great deal of information about specific, easily-seen human
Global Water Sampling Project
Students team up around the globe to test fresh water. They
compare the water quality of a local river, stream, lake or pond
with other fresh water sources around the world.
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