Middle school science students used the
Timing Online Science Experiment to learn how to integrate technology and
scientific research. Their role is to act as teams of "expert
scientists" who investigate and communicate their findings to others. As
part of the lesson plan developed for this project, the teacher identifies the specific learning objectives
for the students. They are:
will be able to gather and analyze sufficient data to predict hamster
activity in response to light and dark conditions.
will be able to compare and contrast theories that explain biological timing
in at least two organisms.
will be able to gather evidence about biological timing and propose viable
solutions to improve students' morning sleep behavior and performance at
will be able to learn how to collect, tabulate and interpret quantitative
and qualitative data online through observations, surveys and experiments on
biological timing and circadian rhythms.