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Please fill in this description of how your project was conducted before LInC. Please do not describe your current LInC project. If your project was not used before, describe activities used to accomplish the same learner outcomes and content as your LInC project or describe a unit or activity used instead of your LInC project. This should be short: one-half to one page in length.

Grade Level:  High School Science Teachers
(Will be referred to as students for rest of page)

Subject:  High School Earth Science, Physical Science and Physics

Learner Outcomes:

Student Task: Students were taught how to effectively search on the internet.  Students were divideed into groups to research different web sites on earthquakes.  Once they had found information on the web sites, then the students were instructed in the use of PowerPoint and each team created a PowerPoint presentation on earthquakes.

Teacher Role: The teacher gave instructions for the use of technology, made assignments, lead group discussions, and helped students who had questions getting started with their research.

Grouping: The students worked in groups of three.  Each team was responsible for internet research on earthquakes and creating a Powerpoint presentation on earthquakes.  The team chose a leader, an organizer for the research and then each team member was responsible for finding information and creating PowerPoint slides.

Hook: none

Student-Directed Learning: The students would choose which websites to use for their research and what information should be included in the Powerpoint presentation.

Use of Technology: Students researched earthquakes on the internet and CD-ROMs for information.  Students used PowerPoint for their class presentations on earthquakes.

Assessment: Students were graded on a rubric based on the information presented, PowerPoint presentation and class participation.

Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Lu Anne Smith
School: BCO Regional Technology Center, Orangeburg, SC 29118
Created: March 25, 2001 - Updated: March 25, 2001
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/projects/earthquakes/prelgs.html