ERIC Number: EJ745116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
Data Mining the Internet: Immersing High School Students in Electronic Inquiry
Smith, Walter S.; Campbell, Mark E.; Hoopingarner, Aaron L.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v41 n1 p9-15 Spr 2004
To immerse high school students in inquiry, as advocated by the National Science Education Standards (1996), and to take advantage of the Internet's power, students are engaged in a computer data-mining exercise to solve real science problems. After formulating their research question, students scour the Internet to locate raw data they can transform, frequently via Excel, to solve their problem and then present their findings to the public, usually via PowerPoint. (Contains 5 charts.)
Descriptors: Internet, High School Students, Inquiry, Data Analysis, Science Activities, Problem Solving, Computer Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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