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Adopting an Endangered Species at the Indiana Dunes

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Our unit would have consisted of basic research in the library including filmstrips, videos, and encyclopedias. The students would have still worked in groups and the teacher still would have been the facilitator. The students would have taken a field trip and presented an oral report at the end. At the end of the project, very few additions or corrections would have been made. The students would have viewed the project as over.

Without the use of the internet and the communication possible, the students would have been very limited as to the kinds and variety of information available. Some of the information would not have been the most current. Other information which is now easily found on the internet would have only been available by visiting a place such as the National Fish and Wildlife Service. The distance and time involved would have made this impossible to accomplish.

The students now have a much greater variety of material and sources of information that can answer their questions. They also have a plethora of images for their multi-media presentations and the ability to gather more.

By contacting other individuals and experts, the students will feel that their project is part of the world information base and will continue to expand it.

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): Sandra Baker (Guishikawa@aol.com), Winnie Ligda (WLigda@aol.com), Lynn Singleton (Taysch311@aol.com), Susan Stomp (SLStomp@aol.com)
School: Taylor Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois
Created: March 1, 1999 - Updated: April 25, 1999
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w99/projects/chicago/pre.html