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Where SIMply Prairie Fits in the Curriculum:

SIMply Prairie is a two-week interdisciplinary project for grades 5-8 and includes science, language arts, math and social studies. This project is best conducted in the fall when the prairie plants are more easily identified. It might also be conducted in May. Access to a prairie habitat and Internet access are required.

A description of how the authors taught the project.

A tutorial for teachers new to problem-based learning.

Alignment with National Science Education Standards: This project demonstrates some elements of the following:

Alignment with the National Educational Technology Standards for Students: This project demonstrates some elements of the following:

1. Basic operations an concepts 2. Social, ethical, and human issues 3. Technology productivity tools 4. Technology communication tools 5. Technology research tools 6. Technology problem-solving and decisioin-making tools