Members Janice Arden: Enka High School, 9th Grade Earth/ Environmental Science, Candler, NC. Heather Howle: West Feliciana Middle, 8th Grade Earth Science, St Francisville, LA Brad Ward: Forest Lake Area High School, 10‐12th Grade Biology, St Paul, MN Betsy Wilkening: Wilson K‐8, 7th Grade Science, Tucson, AZ Julia Koble: Central Campus High School, 10th Grade Biology, Minot, ND
Project Goals Students collect data to document changes in their ecosystem over the school year. Students will analyze data and make comparisons of the diﬀerent school biomes. Guided student inquiry will lead to a deeper understanding of the diﬀerent ecosystems. Student data collection and analysis will lead to “What if………then why” questions.
Process/Project Plan Students collect data according to teachers’ schedule Data uploaded to Google Doc Project Wiki will be set up Each school will have a page for discussion item Images/Sounds uploaded to Google Earth Schools will each have own folder When folder updates are ready .kmz ﬁles uploaded to wiki Project folder will be created out of all .kmz ﬁles to share data
Expected Timeline Students will start taking data ASAP Teachers will guide students Individual schools will set up own sampling schedules Teachers will develop culminating projects using data at year‐end
Tools Google Docs Wikispaces Google Earth Audacity/Garage Band Wix.com Flickr LeafSnap Photo Editing SW Cameras/computers/smartphones/GPS/audio recorders,….