Project 3: SCIENCE PROJECTS ONLINE

Logo General Information
Project Overview
Goals
Curriculum Connections
Evaluation
Rationale

  General Information

Lead Teachers: TOM PIKE
tpike@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca

DON PAYNE
dpayne@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca

Address:ST. JAMES' REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
P.O. BOX 910
PORT AUX BASQUES, NF.
A0M 1C0
Grade Level:SENIOR HIGH
Number of Students:ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN SCIENCE FAIRS
Project Start and Finish Dates:APRIL 14, 1997 TO MAY 30, 1997

  Project Overview

To create a homepage for the science department of St. James' Regional High School that will become a source of reference, challenge, and information for students and teachers who have Internet access.

  Goals

Student:

 to develop a database from which they can access and contribute science fair project ideas.
    The purpose is to build a diverse current database of science projects that will help
    students generate ideas for science projects.

 to search the Internet for science fair sites and provide links to these locations. In addition,
    science project ideas will be posted to the homepage.

 to provide e-mail access to students who are doing similar projects so as to facilitate
    consultation and collaboration.

Teacher:

 to supervise the construction of the homepage and to assist students to manage the
    database so that content is diverse and current.

  Curriculum Connections

Technology Education

  • To develop in students and teachers an understanding of online communication (e-mail).
  • To introduce both students and teachers to the technical construction and maintenance of a school home page.
  • To familiarize students and teachers to Internet terminology.

Language Arts

  • Develop literacy skills in writing scientific reports.

  Evaluation

 The homepage will provide a meeting place for teachers and students.

 After the homepage is up and running, it will be maintained by selected students under the
   guidance of a teacher. The material received and sent will relate to many areas of the
   science curriculum.

 The availability of a current database of science projects will enhance student awareness of
   science fair projects.

  Rationale

A science fair projects database already exist but the emphasis in the present project is to add to the database on a regular basis so that it is comprehensive and current.

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