Project Rivers is a combined effort of Stellar Schools and Cable Atlantic along with other partners. St. Mary's School wishes to be part of this project. The project will allow St. Mary's to "adopt" a section of the Waterford River close to our school and will provide students with valuable hands-on experience.
St. Mary's will be responsible for the collection of scientific data about their section of the river to contribute to a database of information on watershed areas.
Our students will focus on other issues pertinent to our section of river such as environmental problems; historical studies; political and social aspects of the role of the river within our community.
Learning about habitats and observing the changes in populations over time is a major focus of the Grade 4 Science Program. Students will be albe to take action to observe and improve a local habitat.
This project connects directly to the Grade 4 Science Program, Innovations in Science, topic Habitats. Students explore the dependency of organisms on their habitat as well as on the relationships within that habitat. St. Mary's students will observe an aquatic environment in the local area and the living things that are part of that environment.
The Stellar Schools Internet connection will enable our students to share and exchange information with students on the WWW. Students will use a variety of print and nonprint resources including the Internet to research and share their findings.
Students will use:
Emphasis will be placed on the degree to which students' attitudes and values have been affected by their participation in this project. The process skills students used and the presentation of data.
The learning outcomes previously listed will be used to determine the level of achievement of students along with observation by the teachers involved.