The materials necessary to implement an
Internet-based project may include traditional materials used for
special projects and lessons like poster paper and magic markers but these
projects may also require materials not typically used in traditional
projects. Teachers need to consider whether special equipment will be
needed to carry out experiments and whether computer material like disks
will be necessary to transfer information. If items need to be specially
ordered, this must be done well enough in advance so as not to impact on
the project start date.
A teacher is interested in participating in the Global
Water Sampling Project because water studies are part of the school's
environmental science curriculum. However, first the teacher must see if there
are any equipment requirements or cost limitations. The teacher reviews
recommended equipment lists
(if provided) and identifies a list of materials necessary to participate in the
project. If equipment must be purchased, the teacher ensures that there will be
time and money for this before committing to do the project.
Consider these questions as you review your project.
these resources to help you deal with issues related to limited
Online Reference Sources
Note: The following sites are not endorsed by the project
partners, developers or funding agencies.
Scientific - Large range of science supplies for the
Shopping - Computer hardware and software comparison
guide. Simply select the product you want and you will be
able to compare prices from many different suppliers.
Geographic Store - Good place to buy maps, atlases and
other geography and nature items.