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The Ring of Fire A Gift Grant Project for the year 2000-2001.

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1 The Ring of Fire A Gift Grant Project for the year

2 The Ring of Fire Project Combined Math Science Technology

3 We met and took a look at our curriculums Earth & ocean basins Ocean bottom topography Earths moving plates Properties of waves Introduction to geometry Coordinates, graphs & negative integers Ratio, proportion & percent Linear relationships

4 What technology were we looking at? We knew we needed Computers Programs Floppy drives Printers We didnt know we wanted Digital movie camera Scanner Program uniformity

5 Computers Computers and related hardware were IMAC and IMAC DV 2 Donated PCs Imation floppy drives Epson 740 printers

6 Software Programs 3D software for earthquake data MS Office 2001 for word program, Powerpoint and Excel

7 We didnt know we wanted Digital movie camera: Sony Digital 8- DCP-TRV 120 This we discovered after talking to fellow GIFT grant fellows. A scanner Need did not surface until recently

8 The Teaching Part Tech training Students had to be Internet trained Students had to become users of Browsers Search engines Spreadsheets Presentation programs Word programs

9 Students had to be Internet trained Done in science Larger room, more computers Teacher with greater experience If our school did it in sixth grade we could have skipped this training All students are to be trained [State] before going on the Internet It just makes sense that they be familiar with the environment.

10 Further Student Technology Training Students had to learn to use Browsers Search engines Spreadsheets Presentation programs Word programs

11 Students had to learn to use Browsers Netscape 4.5 / 4.7 This was installed using a CD on old PowerMac and PCs Internet Explorer 4.5 Came already installed on the IMACs We wanted to use both to be sure students became comfortable with both

12 Students had to learn to use Search engines We were to collect earthquake data and research volcanoes and plate tectonics Students were given a Powerpoint presentation on the use of search engines Students were given an assignment and the task of assessing their own skill

13 Students had to learn to use Search engines They used various search engines They looked at bookmarked sites about searching h/adviceengine.html They made searches changing wording They assessed their searching skills

14 Students had to learn to use Spreadsheets Typically left until years end This year we had to collect earthquake data We started with Claris, Appleworks and Excel It was too much for me It was too confusing for students We now use Excel for earthquake data Students will expand to creating data tables

15 Students had to learn to use Presentation programs Again we started out with Claris, Appleworks, and Powerpoint It was alright with the teacher Students all wanted to use the Powerpoint Students presented right away They love this multimedia stuff so it was an easy sell They were introduced to presentation assessing

16 Students had to learn to use Word programs Again using several programs was too time consuming and most students had word at home This was used to Show them copying and pasting from the net How to create simple tables How to create good looking research reports

17 Three Dimensional Software This program is supposed to allow students To input data: longitude, latitude and depth of epicenter. This should make a 3D image Students are looking to see if it resembles what scientists claim is the edge of the Pacific Plate. I do not know how to work this software It should have been ordered earlier Be sure you work with a company that will ship and then bill

18 Wheres the Math and Science? It was woven in throughout the year Via projects that were planned last summer Via meetings of teachers involved to find out where they were going with curriculum Via team meetings where social studies and English got involved as well

19 Math and Science Module Sample Activity Modules Earth and Ocean Basins Sub-model ACTIVITY 1MATH COMPONENT SCIENCE COMPONENT STUDENT OUTCOME Students learn to express locations of landmasses on a globe in terms of latitude and longitude. Students will review geometry concepts of diameter, radius, and circumference of a sphere. They will measure appropriate number of degrees using protractors. Students create their own globe using an orange marking the meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude using their own template. Develop an understanding of the terms they will use throughout the year to express where geological features or events are located. Be able to find coordinates with accuracy.

20 Questions? Thanks and good luck with whatever you are doing or planning. Think big I started this project two years ago after listening to a speaker at this very conference. If I can be of help, I am at Aloha


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