Polar Science

Various authors, yesican-science, Oct 05, 2005
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is one of those sites I know I would have gone wild over as a kid. Polar Science follows scientist Thomas Hawke, "a Canadian scientist, as he investigates how young Weddell seal pups develop into elite divers." The site doesn't have a lot of content yet - registrations (teachers are invited to sign up their classes) just opened. What I found interesting was the focus, not on flash an glitz, but on community, not merely in the overt design (communicate with other students, create a blog) but in the structure of content and activities - for example, "You be the researcher. Follow these steps to design your own research project." What I am highlighting here is that the activity is designed to immerse students into the research practice. By yesican-science.
Views: 0 today, 214 total (since January 1, 2017).[Direct Link]
Creative Commons License. gRSShopper

Copyright 2015 Stephen Downes ~ Contact: stephen@downes.ca
This page generated by gRSShopper.
Last Updated: Sept 20, 2018 11:45 a.m.