Project 3 - Environmental Exchange

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Wayne Lee
School: St. Stephen's High School
P.O. Box 5100
Stephenville, NF
A2N 3M6
709-643-9672
Fax: 709-643-5044
Grade Level: Levels II and III
Number of Students: 58
Project Start and Finish Dates: April 7, 1999
May 30, 1999
Project's URL:

  Project Overview


Students will use the World Wide Web to access information regarding local and global environmental problems. Students will compare local environmental problems as experienced in Bay St. George with similar problems as experienced in other parts of the province and compare solutions. They will also compare global environmental problems as experienced in Bay St.George with similar environmental problems as experienced in other parts of the planet and compare solutions.

Students will access those agencies, both public and private that govern, monitor and advocate for specific local and global environmental issues.
Goals:

  • To have students learn to use the Internet to access information regarding a specific issue and to evaluate conflicting views on that issue.
  • To have students interact with other students concerned with environmental issues.
  • To have students research environmental issues locally and E-mail this information to other students interested in similar issues.
  • To have students present their findings to the class at the conclusion of the project using presentation software such as Powerpoint.

  Curriculum Connections


Environmental Science 3205 objectives

Language - to gather, collate and organize information to address a specific issue or question.

Technology Education

  • To understand basic communication principles of the Internet including accessing sites, downloading information and posting.
  • To learn to use webservers to identify specific sites, access those sites and retrieve and use information posted there.
  • To develop an understanding of the computer as a presentation tool.

  Resource Connections


The forty students currently use the Learning Resource Centre's 16 computers equipped with various CD-ROM databases (Globe and Mail, Maclean's CD etc.) to do research on and type up their assignments. The purchase of a fileserver and networking software is underway so that each of the 16 computers in the Learning Resources Centre will have Internet access once STELLAR Schools Status has been achieved.

  Evaluation


Pairs of students will present their findings at the end of the project period and prepare a research paper on a specific chosen topic.

The research paper will form a beginning database for next year's class as they add current information.

  Project Summary

Summaries will be added as they become available.

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