Exploring Internet-Based Collaborative Projects


Partners Around 
the World

Local Environment

Data Collection
Student Reports

Developed by the
Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)


Local Environments

Teachers are provided with student-centered activities that allow young children to construct their own definition of "environment".

Students begin by mapping their classroom and school and describing the objects that they find.

The information that students collect is shared via postings to the project discussion area.

Instructions: Take a few minutes to review the sections below that illustrate these aspects of the project.



I had thought that the group writing the introductions would be disappointed at not working with the maps or drawing maps.  I was wrong!  Everyone wanted to be the group to write the information that was going to be on the Internet.  This was my first experience of the power of an Internet audience on student writing!

- Kelly Graham, Cartwright Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ

Classroom and School Environments



Data Collection
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