TKO Science: Turning Kids On to Science

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' toughest questions. 

Examples of CIESE Collaborative Projects
What Makes a Collaborative Project Unique and Compelling?

1995 Global Water Sampling Project

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. 

    Bucket Buddies
    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? 

    Square of Life
    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 the world.

    Global 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.

    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. 

    Take A Dip
    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.

Examples of Other Collaborative Projects

Finding Collaborative Projects and Partners on the Web


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