Electronic Field Trips
Plimoth Plantation Field
The Midwest 16,000 Years Ago
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  • Objectives
  • Materials and Resources
  • Activity Description
  • Internet Resources

  • Brief Description

        Students will visit a natural history web site to learn about life in the midwest 16,000 years ago and draw conclusions about the effects of glaciers on topography. Up to Contents of this

        Students will:

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    Materials and Resources

        In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet Website. We assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer (PC or Macintosh) with the necessary hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as software (operating system, TCP/IP software, networking or dial-up software, e-mail and a World Wide Web client program, preferably Netscape, but perhaps Mosaic or Lynx). In the section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity (in addition to those described above) and the level of Internet access required to do the activity.

    1. Special hardware requirements: At least one computer with a modem and/or an Internet hook-up.
    2. Special software requirements: An Internet browser, preferably Netscape.
    3. Network/Internet requirements: Access to the Internet.
    4. General classroom requirements: Maps of the midwest that show topographical relief-- can be either individual copies in books or a large classroom map.
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    Internet Resources

    The Midwest U.S. 16,000 Years Ago"
    An exhibit by the Illinois State Museum. Up to Contents of this

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