Heart Rate Unit

Lesson Three
Collaboration the Internet

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  • Brief Description

        Students will work collaboratively, via the Internet, with another class/school/country, to share and analyze data. They will interact with another class to construct a reasonable explanation for the evidence they have gathered. They will use logic and critical thinking skills to explore the relationships between evidence & explanations. Up to Contents

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        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:none
    2. Special software requirements: Any operating system that includes a database with the ability to run a query that can also report averages.
    3. Internet access: choose one Low-speed (less than 28,000 BPS via modem).
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    Activity Description

         Pre-activity Preparation

         Locate another class via email that is willing to work collaboratively with you on this project. There are listserves that you can join and post an interest in a particular subject/idea or project. Contact a school that is already on the web for a list of teachers.


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