Newfoundland's Ocean Environment

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Project Overview
Curriculum Connections
Evaluation
  General Information
Lead Teacher(s): Nancy Hiscock Pugh
Other Teachers: Kellie King
School: Discovery Collegiate
Grade Level: Biology 3201 (Levels II and III)
Number of Students: Approximately 70
Project Start and Finish Dates: November 5, 1998 to January 15, 1999
Project's URL:
   Project Overview

In September of this school year, Biology 3201 students went to Tera Nova's Ocean Watch Tours as part of the elective unit on the fishery. As a long term project, the students were asked to chose a topic relevant to Newfoundland's ocean ecosystem, research it, and develop a web page that would educate others about what they had learned.

The research involved the use of the Internet, on-line encyclopedias, and any other resources the students found relevant. Students were asked to use a minimum of three resources and to find at least three Internet sites that could be useful links to their site.

Students were given deadlines for the following: rough drafts, final drafts and rough web design.

Students were given time on-line to find pictures. backgrounds, arrows, animated gifts, etc., that they Wanted to include in their page.

As much in class time as possible has/will be given to the students for the final web design. All pages will be linked to a site page developed by Ms.Pugh and Ms. King that will include:

  • description of the field trip and its relevance to the course.
  • pictures of the class partaking in many of the activities the tour had to offer.
  • links to the Internet site of the tour company (if available).
  • links to each of the web pages designed by the students.

   Curriculum Connections

This project will address many of the biology curriculum objectives set by the Department of Education.

It is the focus of the Discovery Collegiate Science Department to have science students more technologically literate. This project will enable students to become more familiar with researching on the Internet as well as developing their own web page.

   Evaluation

Students will be evaluated at each stage of the web page design. This will include:

  • rough draft of the research
  • final draft of the research
  • rough web page design
  • final web project

Evaluation of the final project will include:

  • impact of the design
  • cohesiveness of the document
  • use of color, pictures, multiple pages, links, etc.

A guest book will be included in the page designed by the teachers for feedback on the web pages.

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