Project 1: Flora and Fauna of Newfoundland
The purpose of this project is to collect information and create a web site about plant and animal life in Newfoundland. This site would be set up and maintained on Charisma's server. We would invite other schools in the province, along with our own students, to submit data to the project.
It is anticipated that we would start with the mammals of Newfoundland. For each mammal, we would include a picture, a brief natural history, and maybe some links to other sources on the Internet. Because Newfoundland is an island, many of the mammals are non-indigenous species. Some research about how they got here, their current distribution and population numbers could be included. In subsequent years, this project could be expanded to include common insects, fish, trees, flowers, etc.
After participating in this project, the student's knowledge and appreciation of their own environment will be greatly enhanced.
This project will impact many areas of the curriculum including:
This project will make students more aware of their own environment and they will share this information with the world by way of the Internet.
Other resources to be used would include a recently acquired Pentium 200 (Windows NT 4.0) server (which would act as our Internet gateway), a flatbed scanner, the library, and various graphic manipulation software packages. As well, the school is equipped with a networked computer lab which can be connected to the NT server.