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Flooding Rivers

Table of Content

Outline of this Project


Student Pages


Index of Projects


Flooding River

Problem Defined

Letter: a letter from Ed Thompson asking for help with discovering some problems with the Rouge River to help prevent flooding

Frequently asked Questions: Answers to the questions that are most asked by students about this project

Table of Content: Organizes the content into important categories

Whole class activities that determine what is know about the river, watesheds, floods and urban impacts on streams. Discussions and posters made of what is known and what the project should be. 

Student Pages Explaining What to Do

What to do next: Page to show some basic ideas that should help the class to organize to solve this problem

Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to the questions that are most asked by students about this project

Final product: A suggestion of what the end of the project should produce. This can be changed and modified with input from the class

Student and team responsibility and assessment: What each student and team needs to do and how they will be assessed and evaluated

Tasks and who is responsible: A page that explains how to decide on who will do each part of the project

 Students form teams and begin to decide on what kind of field research project they will do to add to the body of knowledge of the class for the final report. The final report and final presentation is also outlined and each teams part in that report determined.

Student's Working Pages

Hints: a list of the pages that are specific for organizing your ideas and your team to get the problem solved. A list of the student work pages

Teams: A page that describes some ideas about working in teams and organizing your group

Links: Some basic information with pages that are specific for helping you to solve your problems and get your research started. Many of the field protocols are listed here as well as experts in the fields.

Focusing your question: A page that will help you to get your teams directed towards solving the important question.

20 Questions: A two part procedure to help you to develop a question that can be accomplished and to organize you into groups.

Defining the question: A page for the team to use after the 20 questions when the team is formed to assess what you know and what you will need to research.

Rubric: A final grading scale that will help the class to develop a way to grade your project and to let the student know what is expected

Final product: A suggestion of what the end of the project should produce. This can be changed and modified with input from the class

Journal: This is a link that describes how the daily work journal is used and why it is important

Scientific method: a page to describe how and why we use the scientific method to solve problems.

Split Screen: A way of being able to view more than one program at a time to make taking notes from online sources easier

Web Research: A form that helps the student to organize information from the web and to take notes from good sources

Time Line: A page that shows a way to keep track of your project so your group can finish the project on time.

Student we page: A page that will get the students started developing their own web page for the project.

Pages that will help students to accomplish their tasks and prepare the final report. These are resources for students.

Teacher Pages

Scenarios: Two pages that tell what each teacher thinks the project should look like

Present Project Summary: A summary of all that is in the pages and the project

Pre-project example: a page that gives an example of the teaching that was done to this subject before the course.

Pages that show how the project should look when done by students along with a summary and a pre-project example of teaching style.



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Pages for Students
Scientific Method
Web Research Form
Focusing Investigation
20 Questions
Table of content
Defining Questions
Splitting the Computer Screen
Rubric for Grading
Final Product
What to do Next

Clip Art Credit: : Pageresource.com (A free Web Resource from DreamWeaver) http://www.pageresource.com/graphics/index.html

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): Miles Robinson (mrobinson@cranbrook.edu), Brian Schad (schad@aaps.k12.mi.us )
Cranbrook Schools, Kingswood Girl's Middle School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Lawton Elementary Ann Arbor, Michigan
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: April 18, 2001
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/projects/yourfoldername/student.html