Online Projects developed and facilitated by AE Fellows:
Compares pH of rain or snow falling in different
parts of the country. In its second year.
Share and compare phenotype data (tongue-rolling,
widow's peaks, and so on). In its third year.
This is a low-tech version of the Bione Video project. What is involved? Your class puts together a box with physical objects representing your biome and geographical location, but not giving it away. They make clue cards to go with the objects. They make an answer sheet for the clues, identifying their biome and location, which they put in a sealed envelope in the box. Then they mail the box to another classroom. The receiving class has the task of figuring out their biome and location! Your class will receive a similar box (or boxes, depending on how many you send) to decode from another school. Classes can make several boxes as group projects. Contact person: Katie Noonan.
Classrooms share videos illustrating the biome in which
they live. In its fourth year.
Explore cemetaries and obituaries for clues to human
population trends. Based on Woodrow Wilson Fellows'Collection Lesson,
of Populations Past." First year of data-sharing on AE.
In this collaboration students create an online
medical mystery. They post descriptions of the symptoms of fictitious
patients. Students from other schools diagnose the illness and
communicate with the authors of the mystery through message boards.
The players may give clues, ask questions and engage in dialogue
before announcing the winning diagnosis. In its second year.
Join discussions and share activities exploring herbal medicines
and lore. Second year.
Fossils Across America
Fill in the gaps in your fossil
collection by trading with teachers around the country. Had a
successful year in 1995-1996, needs a facilitator.
Participating classes perform restriction
analysis on cloned human cDNA from the Human Genome Project. The
experiments require some basic biotechnology equipment and supplies,
and access to the internet. This project was designed and facilitated
by AE Fellow '96, Kirk Brown. In its second year.
Share insect collections.In it's second year.
Sample pollen types and counts as the
seasons change and share with other teachers and classrooms in
different parts of the country. Pilot project this year.
Based on activity designed by AE Fellow '96, James A.
Petrait, this involves collaboration between classrooms and
observatories. Students examine real data for signs of
extraterrestrial intelligence. Join the
and visit James Petrait's
web page for
updates and details. Pilot project this year.
Share water-quality data on a local wetland or body of water. In its
Join scientists and other teachers and students in
studying the behavior and biology of wolf spiders. A spin-off of a
Science Seminar. Pilot stage of data-sharing.