Project 2: Using Internet Resources to Enhance the Biology Curriculum

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Project Overview
Curriculum Connections
Resource Connections
Evaluation

  General Information

Lead Teacher:Dave Power

  Project Overview

It is intended that selected students presently studying Biology 2201 under the direction of Mr. Dave Power will be provided an opportunity to explore WWW resources to enhance the learning of human body systems. Approximately 30 students will be involved in the project. In addition to their normal text resource they will have access to CD-ROM resources, video tape resources, text resources, and medical professionals presently working in the Clarenville area. Students will select a topic of study from the present Biology 2201 curriculum and will make use of internet and other resources to gather information and prepare an HTML document which will be made available to teachers and students of the province of Newfoundland by way of STEM~Net. It is intended t hat this project will not only enhance the learning of the student involved but also provide a valuable resource to the students and teachers of biology within this province. It is intended that the project would be started in January and be completed by the end of May, 1997.

  Curriculum Connections

This project will address those intended learning outcomes as outlined in Units II, III and IV of the Biology 2201 Curriculum Guide that are directly related to the study of the human body systems and the related concepts of homeostasis. The project is i ntended to provide the student with the resources required to study the subject through resource based teaching/learning strategies. It is intended that the project will enhance the student's research, critical thinking and technological skills. It is als o intended that the preparation of an HTML document will integrate the curriculum goals of biology, language, and technology education.

  Resource Connections

The STELLAR Schools Internet connection is essential to the success of this project. The internet connection will provide the student with resources that would not otherwise be available to the student in any other form. Students will learn how to find W orld Wide Web resources. The student will also make use of scanner, digital camera, laserdisc, and video technology in the preparation of their own HTML document. It is intended that the finished product will be made available through STEM~Net as a resour ce for use by the students and teachers of this province.

  Evaluation

Upon completion of the project students will have completed the following:

  1. Students will have achieved the Intended Learning Outcomes as outlined in the Biology 2201 Curriculum Guide for Units II, III and IV.
  2. Students will have acquired the skills required to make efficient use of the World Wide Web as a resource tool.
  3. The student will have enhanced their language, communication and technological skills.
  4. The student will have produced an HTML document.

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