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Grade Level:  7

Subject:  Science

Learner Outcomes:

*Students will design and safely conduct investigations that provide reliable quantitative or qualitative data, as appropriate, to answer their questions.
Student Task:
Students would go on a "field trip" on our nature trail. They would collect data such as what is occuring during a particular season with the trail, such as snow depth, animal tracks, etc.  They would also pay attention to trash amounts. They would then prepare a report listing their results. This report would have been handwritten and possibly posters made of their findings.
Teacher Role:
My role would be neglible in this because of the limited uses of technology. Th regular 7th grade science teacher would be responsible for setting up teams, decidning on what data is to be collected "grading" papers etc.


The students would work in teacher assigned groups.  The students would not have a choice of who to work with.


There would have been no hook. Being outside would provide the motivation for the students.

Student-Directed Learning:

Students would be given the opportunity of how to make their posters and how to present their findings, ie, oral or written report.

Use of Technology:

Technology use would most likely be limited to word processing.  The internet would be used for doing research but not for publishing results.


The students would be graded based on presentation, poster and a paper/pencil test.

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): Paul J. Uhren
School: Unity School District, Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: April 18, 2001
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/projects/naturetrail/paulprelinc.html