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ERIC Number: EJ695792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Students As Environmental Consultants Simulating Life Science Problems
Roberts, Megan; Zydney, Janet Mannheimer
Learning & Leading with Technology, v32 n1 p22-25 Sep 2004
This article describes a project in which eighth graders at East Side Middle School in New York City used an interactive multimedia program called "Pollution Solution" in a science unit on environmental pollution. Students assumed the role of environmental consultants working at fictional corporations which were being investigated for violation of the Clean Air Act. Students used laptop computers to set up their virtual offices, from which they researched pollution issues and collaborated on solutions. This exercise in problem-based learning allowed students to become personally involved in dealing with the effects that humans are having on the environment. A project timeline is included.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York