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Some of the projects below are open for enrollment, while others have been completed; however, all the projects offer valuable information for planning your own project. If you find a project of interest in the list below, please contact them directly.

Current and Ongoing Projects

Adventure Online

Join an exciting expedition or adventure and let your students participate vicariously!

American-Canadian Mt. Everest Expedition

Elementary and Middle School students are encouraged to follow this trek to the "roof of the world" with double-amputee, Ed Hommer. Brought to you by Touchstone Energy, this site includes over 30 lesson plans and expedition journals for students and teachers.

America's Fund For Afghan Children: Children Helping Children

President Bush called on America's children to send $1 to help Afghan children struggling to cope with the devastation of war. Bush asked children to send dollars to the White House addressed to "America's Fund for Afghan Children."

Armadillo's Super Projects

A list of projects sponsored by the Armadillo World Wide Web page.

Be World Wise

Journey on a tall ship around the world for a 19-month journey that began in Nova Scotia in November of 2000. Check out the news articles: the "Captain's Sea Letters", read the educator's "What's Happening?", or learn about tall ships in the "Tall Ship NewsWire".

BLM Resource Explorer

The Bureau of Land Management is sponsoring geologist Mike Leschin, who invites you to share in his spirit of discovery combing through Utah's Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry.

Boil, Boil, Toil and Trouble: The International Boiling Point Project

The purpose of this project is to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, number of people present, or heating device) has the greatest influence on the boiling point.

Bucket Buddies

This elementary collaborative project invites students from around the world to compare living organisms found in local pond water samples.

CIESE Classroom Projects

Utilizing realtime data, this site hosts a number of collaborative projects as well as projects using primary sources and archived collections.

Classroom FeederWatch

Developed by TERC and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology (The Lab) for grades 5-8, but it is also appropriate for lower grades. Classroom Feederwatchers count the kinds and numbers of bird species that visit feeders placed in their schoolyard.

Cranes for Peace

Project information related to the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl who died of leukemia due to the A-bombing of Hiroshima. Learn to fold origami paper cranes as a symbol of peace.

Down the Drain

How much water do you use? How does your daily water usage compare with the amounts used in other countries? Participate in this online collaborative project to find out. Recommended for grades 4-8.

Earth Day Groceries Project

Thousands of students decorate grocery bags to be used at local grocery stores to pack groceries during the Earth Day celebration April, 2004.

E-mail Around the World

Participants receive 100 messages from around the world on the 100th Day of School. There are hands-on activities for students to explore and discover the meaning of 100.

Endangered Species Picture Book

Students are introduced to 21 endangered and threatened plants and animals found in the United States. Learn about the Endangered Species Protection Program, and find out how you can help.

EnergyNet

Students learn problem-solving, technology and team-building skills as they deal with real-world issues of energy and the reduction of energy expenses. EnergyNet has a licensing program to provide opportunities for organizations to introduce EnergyNet to your area.

ExplorA-Pond

Join a community of students who are interested in studying ponds and creating their own or adopting a pond to enhance their study.

Flat Stanley Project

Based on the character in the book of the same title, Stanley and his journal are exchanged between schools. Students talk about special customs, interesting information about their area, what they ate, where they went, etc., with Flat Stanley.

GeoBee Challenge

Geography questions from the National Geography Bee with five new questions posted each day.

Geo Game

Students use maps, atlases, and other reference materials to match the description of participants' locations with the name of the corresponding cities.

Geo-Mystery Project

Students choose one unique place to submit as their geo-mystery. They draw pictures or take photos of places within that place, write captions for each picture. Once it is posted online, other students try to solve the mystery of the place's location.

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment Program

GLOBE is a hands-on program that links oceanic and atmospheric students with other students and scientists around the world. Students, guided by trained teachers, take environmental measurements identified and designed by an international group of scientists and educators.

Global Online Adventure Learning

You are invited to embark on a growing list of exciting adventures. The adventures involve the sciences, the technologies, and the underlying laws of nature.

Global Water Sampling Project

An investigation of water quality using fresh water sources from around the world. This project is especially gered toward high school students.

Houghton Mifflin's Project Watch Page

A list of Internet projects that Houghton Mifflin has compiled.

Iditarod 2005

The Iditarod is a 1000+ mile race across the wilderness of Alaska that challenges the courage and athletic abilities of both the racers and the sled dogs. During this project, students will be able to interact with participants and other teachers. The site also includes information about the race, the history, sledding, related bookmarks and lessons integrated into the curricular areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

I*EARN Projects

This nonprofit organization offers projects designed to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people.

International Cyberfair

Participating schools conduct research projects on the theme of unity and sharing and publish their project on the World Wide Web. This is a Global SchoolNet Foundation project and corporate sponsors.

Internet Projects Registry

The project consists of connecting schools and students nationally and internationally through the Global SchoolNet Foundation in order to model classroom applications of Internet tools and resources. Collaborative research is conducted between the schools and students.

The Internet Schoolhouse: Projects

A collection of Internet projects for K-12 educators and students.

The Jason Project

The JASON Project provides teacher training, and a curriculum especially developed to highlight the science, technology, engineering, and social studies of the year's expedition. Participating students at the interactive downlink sites have the ability through telepresence to "go live" to the expedition, to operate the scientific equipment being used, and to talk directly with the scientists at the expedition site.

Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration

A exciting yearly project that engages students in a global study of Wildlife Migration beginning ended in May. Don't miss the Year-End Evaluation.

KIDPROJ

KIDLINK provides this forum for teachers to organize and/or participate in classroom projects.

Kids 'N Fitness

This archived project helps get kids exercising their minds and bodies. Students can create a vitual athlete by looking at the various characteristics that make an athlete great.

Live from the Hubble Telescope

In the spring of 1996, the planets Neptune and Pluto were selected as targets for original observations by students who served as Hubble Space Telescope (HST) "CO-Investigators", working alongside some of America's foremost astronomers. Since then, we have seen a vast number of incredible images sent back from the Hubble Telescope.

NASA Quest Project

These projects--which we call "Sharing NASA with our Schools"--allow students to share in some of the excitement of authentic scientific and engineering pursuits like high-altitude astronomy, Antarctic biology, and robotics.

National Bird Feeding Society

Watch the wild songbirds in your backyard and learn to create birdhouses, birdbaths, and feeders to enhance their environment.

The National Math Trail

Participate in the National Math Trail by helping your students discover math in the world around them by creating math problems about what they see and what they want to know. This K-12 national math project is funded by STAR Schools, SERC, and Texas Instruments.

Newsday Project

A multi-curricular project in which students produce their own newspaper based on the news articles submitted to the Newsday news wire by cooperating student correspondents.

Odyssey of the Mind Official Site

Join in this year's projects and competitions. Get enrichment resources.

Postcard Geography

Students sent and received postcards from all over the world via the Internet while learning geography at the same time.

Project Groundhog

Project Groundhog engages students in exploring whether or not the groundhog is an accurate weather predictor. Students collect information and share it weekly with the participating schools via e-mail and the Project Groundhog website.

The Quilt Square Project

This school year project introduces students to the other 50 states in the United States. Students create electronic postcards, brochures, and quilt squares about their state to share with other classrooms throughout the remaining states.

The Roadkill Project

The RoadKill project is designed to involve students and teachers with scientific monitoring of an environmental parameter using telecommunications in order to increase participant awareness of motor vehicle hazards with wildlife.

Sites Alive

Field trips exploring the world! Join these live, semester-long, learning expeditions, with different fees for single teachers, schools or districts.

Space Explorers

Learn more about space, exploration, and the moon, while collaborating and working with other schools and scientists. Projects include Mission: Solar System, Orbital Laboratory, and K-3 Space. (Fee for program and materials.)

Square of Life

Elementary Students are invited to compare living and non-living things in the school yard with students around the world. Sponsored by CIESE.

Student As Scientist

The "Student as Scientist" Model follows the professional process for doing scientific inquiry. By following this directly, students are required to learn skills in many of the areas identified as important skills by the school reform effort. Reading, writing, critical thinking, problem solving, working in groups, and communicating are all involved in the process.

Take a Dip

This middle school online collaborative project, sponsored by CIESE, invites students to test the water quality of local rivers, ponds, lakes or streams with other freshwater sources around the world.

Stock Market Resources

Multi-grade projects focusing on the stock market, involving grades 5-12 in activities varying from math to research skills to persuasive writing.

The Texas Rivers Project

This collaborative effort has rivers as its theme. Students and teachers are given weekly topics that address curricular areas from the arts to the sciences.

Voyage of the Odyssey

An ongoing three-year scientific voyage to study whales and the health of the world's oceans. Follow the Odyssey's journey to help promote ocean conservation.

Watts Up Energy Conservation Project

Students collect data on the electricity used in their school, compare energy-use data among schools, develop and implement a conservation plan.

Weather Station

A international weather project for students 6 - 15 years old. Project participants are invited to enter details of the weather in "their part of the world". Weather Station projects provide weather research pages, databases of local weather, quizzes, a glossary and 2 levels of online weather reporting forms.

Westward Ho

A five week journey in early spring, with pioneers heading west from Independence, Missouri in early January.

WhaleNet

This interdisciplinary, hands-on, collaborative telecomputing project hopes to foster excitement and learning about whales in the natural world across the globe.

The Wolf Studies Projects

The Wolf Studies Project is an example of an Internet-based activity which was developed to provide teachers with a model for instructional use. This project is being used by teachers and students to enhance their study of wolves while also acting as a catalyst for further instructional research online.

The Women of NASA

The "Women of NASA" resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue science and math-related careers. Interactive access was provided with some of NASA's female role models.

A World Community of Old Trees

This ecology art project involves kids all over the world in finding the oldest, largest or most extraordinary trees in their neighborhood, writing about it, and making a drawing to share on the Web.

The World Weather Watch Project

Students in different climatic zones exchange specific weather information which is posted on the World Weather Watch Automated Results page so teachers and students can do global comparisons.

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Projects Recently Completed

Boil, Boil, Toil and Trouble: The International Boiling Point Project

The purpose of this project was to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, number of people present, or heating device) had the greatest influence on the boiling point.

Bunny Readers: A Collaborative Literature Project

A collaborative project for Grades 1-2 whose activities are designed to support the standard across the country. Located on site is project information, online games, book lists and rabbit links. Also included are the 27 projects from participating classrooms.

The California Missions Interactive Field Trip

California Missions Interactive is an educational bicycle tour of the California Missions established by Spanish colonists in the late 1700s. Beginning May 1, 1995, two cyclists embarked on a self-contained journey from Mission Buenaventura (Ventura, CA) to Mission Dolores (San Francisco, CA).

Community of Clocks

Share interesting historical information about your community clock. Information will be posted on the Franklin Institute Wired@SchoolWebsite.

The Global Sun/Temperature Project

The purpose of this project was to see how average daily temperature and hours of sunlight are effected by how close you are to the equator.

Global Water Sampling Project

Students monitored and compared the water quality of fresh water sources from all over the world. They analyzed the data and identified the organisms in their water and ultimately determined if there was a relationship between water quality and the type of organisms present in their water supply.

Hawaiian Plant Detectives

Kapunahala, Puuhale, and Wheeler Elementary School are sponsoring a project that integrates inquiry study to trace the beginnings and/or widespread use of Hawaiian plants via technology and communications.

Journey to Japan

A group of educators from Los Angeles County traveled to Japan for 13 days, as part of a United States-Japan Foundation grant, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. This page includes their photos, journal entries, and information they collected on modern and ancient Japan.

Kanji Name Project

The Kanji Names Project is an undertaking of the Internet students at Foreign Language and Travel College in Fukuoka, Japan.

Kids Care

As part of their literature study of Shiloh, students identify issues about which they care strongly and brainstorm activities that might bring about positive changes. For their projects, students follow through on one of their solutions and share the results.

Letters From Rifka

As part of their literature study of Letters From Rifka, students wrote their own family story of immigration and published them online.

Marvelous M & M Survey

Predict the most popular color in your package of M&Ms; then, build a picture graph of the actual number, and share your results with us!

Montgomery County Public Schools

Students in Montgomery County participated in many projects resulting in world wide contacts which have fostered greater global understanding.

Playwriting-in-the-Round

Classes collaborate to write scripts of mystery plays. Each play consists of (4) acts with one act written by each of the classes in the script circle. All participants receive a copy of the completed play.

SchoolNet Rings Projects to Join

Ongoing and completed curriculum projects from the Canadian SchoolNet Rings home page.

"Signs" of Science

Students search the signs in their community for names, words, phrases and symbols that indicate conditions related to Forces & Motion and/or are science-related. When they find an appropriate sign, they draw it or take photos, and write an explanation of why the word, name, phrase, or symbol is significant to science.

S/MORE Shuttle/Mir Online Research Experience

Involve your students in sharing the excitement of space life in the U.S. and Russian space partnership of the Shuttle/Mir program.

Spinning Around

Find relationships between the design of different spinners and the outcomes that result from the spins.

Twenty Tosses!

Toss a coin twenty times, and compare your class results with other schools across the United States.

Two Down Two Wheels Down Under

One man on a motorcycle was followed by thousands of students online. The project combined daily updates, digital photography, interviews with the Australians met along the way, and communication between various school groups around the United States and Australia.

Water Sample Project

After collecting and examining water samples, a classroom in New Jersey exchanged information and findings with partners in England, Japan, and South Africa.

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Keypals

ePals

Search their online database of classrooms that would like to correspond with other students from around the world. You can search by school name, first language, grade, the city, town, state, province or country.

Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections

IECC (Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections) mailing lists are provided by St. Olaf College as a free service to help teachers and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges.

KeyPals Club

A place for young people, teachers and students to locate and correspond with other students around the world or to start a project.

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Exchanges with Subject Experts

Ask Dr. Universe

Dr Universe goes to university researchers for her information. She follows them out to the field or into the laboratory, or library, to find out how those questions came to be answered. Brought to you by the Graduate School of News and Information Services at Washington State University.

Ask an Expert Page

A collection of experts in almost every subject area.

Ask GeoMan

Ask a questions about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, or rivers.

Ask a Volcanologist

Although currently discontinued, there is an archived section at this site which may answer some of your current questions.

Ask Dr. Math

Volunteer Swathmore graduate students dialog with students about their mathematical questions.

The Electronic Emissary Project

A service to match content area experts with teachers and students. The subject matter experts volunteer some of their time to share their knowledge via electronic mail.

The Mad Scientist Network

Volunteer scientists answer questions in 25 areas covering chemistry, physics, astronomy, engineering, computer science, earth sciences, and the biological sciences.

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Contests

The Refrigerator Art Contest

Each week, five pictures are chosen to be displayed. Viewers across the world vote on their favorite, and that picture is hung in the Hall of Fame. Join the fun.

ThinkQuest

An annual contest for students grade 7-12 to use the Internet as a collaborative, interactive teaching and learning tool. Awards can total over $1 million!

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