Moon Over Us Collaboration Projects 中美合作
Welcome to the iCollaboratory 2013-14 Sponsored Projects with Kidlink
We have an exciting year planned for you! We hope you are planning to join us. You areinvited to create and sponsor your own projects; update or revitalize a projectthat is already in the iCollaboratory; or work in one of this year’s featuredprojects.
The iCollaboratory invites all students to participateonline at NO cost.
To register for a project send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your school name, number of student participants and grade levels. Students will need individual Kidlink accounts.
Please register for each of these projects a few weeks before it is scheduled to begin.
Moon Over Us -September-October with iCollaboratory Project now closed until 2014
In this project, students become cultural astronomers. They take a fact-or-fiction survey about the full moon;take digital pictures of the full moon on September 19; research and compare images of the full moon; create webpages that include poetry, history, beliefs,stories, and research. After creating their webpages they use dialogue,comments, and discussion to share their valuable insights. The project ends with a final survey and sharing reflections. Students receive iCollaboratory/Kidlink Web Badge and certificate for completing the project.
Moon Over Us: MoonPhases - November-December with iCollaboratory Project now OPEN
In this project, students become astronomers. First, they will take a test to see how much they know about moon phases and how much they need to learn. Second, they follow the moon through its phases to learn as much about each of the phases as they can. They take digital pictures at least once a week to follow the moon and its phases. They research phases and write about them as they create a webpage journal about their moon observations. When they finish their journals and comment on other journals, they take a final test and write a shared reflection. Student astronomers who complete the project receive an iCollaboratory/Kidlink Web Badge and a certificate.
Moon Over Us: MonthlyCycle and Influences on People - January-February with Kidlink
It happens at least once everymonth. Sometimes, rarely, it happens twice a month. Up there in the sky. It's abird. It's a plane. No, it's a FULL MOON.
Popular legend has it that the fullmoon brings out the worst in people: more violence, more suicides, moreaccidents, and more aggression. The influence of the moon and behavior has beencalled "The Lunar Effect" or "The TransylvaniaEffect." The belief that the fullmoon causes mental disorders and strange behavior was widespread throughoutEurope in the middle ages. Even the word "lunacy" meaning"insanity" comes from the Latin word for "moon."
Is there scientific evidence tosupport these beliefs? Let's look at the data.
In this project, students becomescientists. They take a fact-or-fictionsurvey; share history and beliefs about the influence of the moon on theirlives in spreadsheets and documents; use scientific process to prove facts andfictions about births, deaths and accidents in spreadsheets. After theirresearch is complete, students create webpages to summarize their informationand comment on the webpages. For those students who are available, we willSkype chat about their research. To complete the project, students take a finalsurvey and share their reflections about what they have learned. They willreceive iCollaboratory Web Badges and certificates for completing the project.
Moon Over Us: MoonFaces - March-April with iCollaboratory
In the project, student astronomersaround the world exchange results and analyze the differences of images of themoon and discuss this information by commenting on each other’s webpages.
In addition, students will researchand share stories and legends about the Moon. The result is an interculturalexchange of explanations about the differences and similarities of each countryfrom the sky, the data gathering technology, and cultural traditions.
After completing the project,including a final survey and sharing reflections about their learning, studentsreceive an iCollaboratory Web Badge and a certificate.
We hope you will joinus!
To register for a project send email to email@example.com with your school name, number of student participants and grade levels.
Please register for each of these projects a few weeksbefore it is scheduled to begin.
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