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You will be working on this simulation with a sixth grade class from Blessed Sacrament School in Washington, DC. Together, you will write a summary outlining the health of streams in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.


You will be working on one of four committees during this simulation. You will choose the committe you want to work on by writing a persuasive letter. Read the committee responsibilities, consider your strenghts, your obligations, and choose wisely. For example, please do not choose the Communication Committee if you are a bus student unless you have checked with your parents and they can arrange transportation to school one morning a week.

1. County Executive Committee

This committee will contact the Howard County Executive and obtain permission for our class to do a water quality study of Running Babbling Brook. Qualifications for this committee require good problem solving skills, good writing skills, and especially good communication skills. He may want to discuss this with you on the telephone, or perhaps he may want to visit you at school.

2. Protocol Committee

This committee will write the protocol we will use to analyze the health of Running Babbling Brook. This committee will also work closely with the students from Blessed Sacrament School and write one protocol that will be used in the entire Chesapeake Bay Watershed Stream Study. Qualifications for this committee include good writing skills, good communication skills, good science background, and good debate skills. This committee may have to meet after school or during recess once a week. If you are a bus student, please check on transportation with your parents.

3. School Contact Committee

We will have to contact many schools in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We will use the GLOBE Student Data Server to locate these schools. Qualifications for this committee require good computer skills, good map reading skills, netiquette skills and patience. This committee may have to meet after school or during recess once a week.

4. Communication Committee

This committee will be responsible for all communication messages with Blessed Sacrament School. Qualifications for this committee require responsible computer skills (you will be working on my computer - not computers in the lab), netiquitte skills, excellent problem solving and communication skills. This committee will have to meet before school every morning.



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


Author(s): Susan Hurstcalderone (calderone@sysnet.net) School: Blessed Sacrament School, Washington, DC and Mellie Lewis (mlewis@umd5.umd.edu ) and Atholton Elementary School, Columbia, Maryland
Created: May 3, 1998
URL: /lincon/w98/projects/chesapeake/student.html