Tuesday, July 26, 2011

tool #7

Content Objective: TSW collect data on plant growth and share/compare results with a partner classroom.

Implement: I think this could be implemented at any time during the school year as long as the classes plant around the same time.

Tools: Skype in the classroom, iEarn, and/or Google docs

Project Plan: The partner classes would plant the same kind of seeds/bulbs within the same week. As the plants grow, students will take data (climate, temperature, measure plant growth, etc). Preferably, the classes would be in two different parts of the country or world. Students will use Google docs for collecting/sharing data. I think it would be fun to use Skype to show off the plants to each other.

1 comment:

  1. Super idea. I guess if they weren't in a different part of the country or world, the variable could be sun exposure - north window vs. south? Yes, then Skype each week to show the results - could also take a picture and add the pictures as part of the data in the Google Spreadsheet. Please don't forget to share this lesson with me as it is happening! I would love to hear about the experience!