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
- Array of 56 project options for all grade levels
- Most complete description of and resources (including examples) for a Webquest; FIRSTRATE!
- Same title, AWESOME Links!!
- WEBQUEST FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING THEORY
- Excellent expansion and deepening of Webquests.
- WebQuests and Problem-Based Learning
- 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
- Online projects, many with international projects
- Publishing opportunity for kids' imaginative and realistic writings
- KIDS DID THIS!
- 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
- Link to scientists seeking answer to mysteries about the ancient Mayans
- NASA'S INTERNET IN THE CLASSROOM
- NASA's online, interactive projects; kid-friendly
- Collaborative competition in web site development
- ODYSSEY OF THE MIND
- Team problem-solving competition for K-12
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