Moon Over Us Collaboration Projects 中美合作

Welcome to the iCollaboratory 2014-15 Projects with Kidlink

We have an exciting year planned for you!  We hope you are planning to join us. You are invited to create and sponsor your own projects; update or revitalize a project that is already in the iCollaboratory; or work in one of this year’s featured projects.

The iCollaboratory invites all students to participate online at NO cost.

To register for a project send email to 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 17-October 31 with  iCollaboratory   Project Opens September 16, 2014 

In this project, students become cultural astronomers. They take a fact-or-fiction survey about the full moon;take digital pictures of the moon once a week from September 19 to October 14; research and compare images of the full moon; create webpages that include poetry, history, beliefs,stories, and research. Students 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    Project now closed until November 2014

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: Monthly Cycle and Influences on People - November-February  Project closed until November 2014.

It happens at least once every month. Sometimes, rarely, it happens twice a month. Up there in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a FULL MOON.

Popular legend has it that the full moon brings out the worst in people: more violence, more suicides, more accidents, and more aggression. The influence of the moon and behavior has been called "The Lunar Effect" or "The Transylvania Effect."  The belief that the full moon causes mental disorders and strange behavior was widespread throughout Europe in the middle ages. Even the word "lunacy" meaning "insanity" comes from the Latin word for "moon."


Is there scientific evidence to support these beliefs? Let's look at the data.

In this project, students become scientists.  They take a fact-or-fiction survey; share history and beliefs about the influence of the moon on their lives in spreadsheets and documents; use scientific process to prove facts and fictions about births, deaths and accidents in spreadsheets. After their research is complete, students create webpages to summarize their information and comment on the webpages. For those students who are available, we will Skype chat about their research. To complete the project, students take a final survey and share their reflections about what they have learned. They will receive iCollaboratory Web Badges and certificates for completing the project.

Moon Over Us: MoonFaces - March-April  with conclusions in May Project now closed until Mrch 2015

In the project, student astronomers around the world exchange results and analyze the differences of images of the moon and discuss this information by commenting on each other’s webpages.

In addition, students will research and share stories and legends about the Moon. The result is an intercultural exchange of explanations about the differences and similarities of each country from the sky, the data gathering technology, and cultural traditions.

After completing the project,including a final survey and sharing reflections about their learning, students receive a Web Badge and a certificate.


We hope you will join us!

To register for a project send email to with your school name, number of student participants and grade levels.

Please register for each of these projects a few weeks before it is scheduled to begin.

Thank you,


Bonnie Thurber

iCollaboratory Director

Kidlink Board of Directors

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