ERIC Number: ED449010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Water on the Web: Integrating Real-Time Data into Educational Curricula over the Internet. Guide Book.
Minnesota Univ., Duluth. Minnesota Sea Grant Program.
Water on the Web (WOW) curriculum materials help students understand data taken from several water sampling robots called Remote Underwater Sampling Station (RUSS) units located in Ice Lake, Lake Independence, Lake Minnetonka, and Grindstone Lake in Minnesota. WOW allows high school and college students to monitor Minnesota lakes over the Internet. This project integrates state-of-the-art environmental monitoring with geographic information systems, data visualization, and in-depth educational materials. The goal is to train students to solve real world problems. The RUSS units provide remotely-programmable vertical profiling of temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, electrical conductivity, and turbidity. Data and monitoring schedules are transmitted via cellular phone to the WOW Web site and ultimately the classroom. Students then conduct interactive inquiries of lakes and watersheds, conduct basic science experiments, and learn data analysis techniques. The curriculum is used to train students in water resources and advanced technology, helping them to better manage natural resources in the future. This booklet provides information about the project development, using and accessing water resources on the Web, curriculum materials for teachers and students, and other aspects of the project. (Contains 14 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, High Schools, Higher Education, Science Activities, Water Resources, World Wide Web
Minnesota Sea Grant, 2305 E. Fifth Street, Duluth, MN 55812. For full text: http://wow.nrri.umn.edu (CD version of curriculum, database, and supporting resources available upon request).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Duluth. Minnesota Sea Grant Program.