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WEB PROJECTS, K-12

Projects give focus for engaged learning and developing of both advanced thinking skills and collaborative abilities: quite a recipe for powerful learning.

A number of sites on the Internet have activities and projects students can do independently, solo or in teams. Many also make good class projects. Consider the following sites:


HANDBOOK OF ENGAGED LEARNING PROJECTS
Numerous science-related projects for elementary, middle, and high school students
ONLINE PROJECTS
Array of 56 project options for all grade levels
WEBQUESTS
Most complete description of and resources (including examples) for a Webquest; FIRSTRATE!
WEBQUESTS
Same title, AWESOME Links!!
WEBQUEST FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING THEORY
Excellent expansion and deepening of Webquests.
WebQuests and Problem-Based Learning
Yes!!
VIRTUAL CREATURES
NSF funded teachers explore new ways of seeing organisms in high resolution, 3-D visualization
AMUSEMENT PARK PHYSICS
A Virtual roller-coaster introduces students to understanding of key concepts in phyics
SCIENCE IN ACTION
You have to see this site to believe it, but you'll need Flash and Shockwave to see all this BBC production
THE YUCKIEST SITE ON THE INTERNET
Well presented and lots of fun--cockroaches galore!
PITSCO ONLINE COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
Choices among various levels of over 70 team projects
ONLINE ACTIVITIES
Numerous project resources for multiple subjects and levels using the World Wide Web
KIDLINK
Online projects, many with international projects
KIDPUB
Publishing opportunity for kids' imaginative and realistic writings
KIDS DID THIS! HOTLIST
Kids' web projects in different subject areas; good source of ideas for projects, both for students and teachers!
GLOBAL GROCERY LIST
Unique, creative, yet simple project of students inventorying food costs for comparison on national and global basis; inquiry follow-up
MR. CARLE'S RESEARCH LINKS
Projects in differents subject areas + collaborative projects
PENPALS FOR KIDS
E-mail pal projects
KEY PAL SITES ON THE WEB
A good variety of sites for communicating around the world via e-mail--[scroll down in left side menu]
ASK AN EXPERT
Scientists and other experts available to answer student questions by e-mail
Another ASK AN EXPERT
More resources for free expert consultation!
EXPLORATORIUM SCIENCE SNACKS
Miniature science exhibits made with inexpensive equipment
"NEWBIE" NET CYBER COURSE TUTORIAL
A tutorial for beginning to intermediate levels
HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE WEB TUTORIAL
Guide for students to develop web pages
IN-SITES FOR FREE WEB PAGES AND TOOLS
Numerous sites for free editors, space and web page developing tools
INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
Numerous resources and sites for web page development in an educational context
JASON PROJECT
Cybertravel with explorers--from NASA
MAYAQUEST
Link to scientists seeking answer to mysteries about the ancient Mayans
NASA'S INTERNET IN THE CLASSROOM
NASA's online, interactive projects; kid-friendly
THINKQUEST
Collaborative competition in web site development
ODYSSEY OF THE MIND
Team problem-solving competition for K-12


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