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ERIC Number: EJ758217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Moon Project
Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Willmore, Sandra; Smith, Walter S.
Science and Children, v43 n6 p52-55 Mar 2006
What Australia, Alaska, Qatar, Indiana, and Ohio have in common is the authentic writing More Observations Of Nature (MOON) project. In this unique project, teachers from these disparate geographic locations teamed up to instruct children in grades four through eight via the internet on a nearly universally challenging subject for teachers in the elementary classroom--the phases of the Moon. Through a combination of authentic observations and writings, hands-on learning, and technology, the study both taught students accurately about the phases of the Moon and expanded their cultural understandings through communication with students and teachers in different parts of the world. This article provides a description of the project as it unfolded with a group of students from New Albany, Ohio. It also discusses the benefits of the project as well as future changes. (Contains 2 figures, 5 resources and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Australia; Indiana; New York (Albany); Ohio; Qatar