ERIC Number: ED382477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Internet Activities Using Scientific Data. A Self-Guided Exploration.
Froseth, Stan; Poppe, Barbara
This guide is intended for the secondary school teacher (especially math or science) or the student who wants to access and learn about scientific data on the Internet. It is organized as a self-guided exploration. Nine exercises enable the user to access and analyze on-line information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other providers. The exercises make use of common Internet software tools and provide step-by-step instructions. An introduction discusses connecting to the Internet, essential computer skills, conventions, and NOAA data. Nine activities cover: (1) using e-mail; (2) using finger to find earthquake information and conducting real-time conversations with talk; (3) using telnet to find space shuttle information; (4) using ftp to get current weather information; (5) using Archie to locate programs; (6) using Gopher to study the sun and using Veronica to do key-word searches; (7) using GeoVu to assess hazards (involves charting data and analyzing information); (8) using Mosaic to check the winds; and (9) using Lynx to study greenhouse gases. A brief paper describes the Internet, it's history, and it's use. A "help" section is provided for the local coordinator of hardware and software equipment. (LZ)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Data Collection, Databases, Independent Study, Internet, Science Activities, Science Education, Scientific Research, Secondary Education, Technology Education, Telecommunications
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402-9325.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Space Environment Lab.