From: Marc Siegel - NASA K-12 IITA Program <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Name the activity contest
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 23:44:35 -0700 (PDT)
Hello there, I think that the discuss-lfm teachers are way more creative then me and mine. So here's a challenge if you choose. The Collaborative Activity needs a catchy name. And I'm fresh out. So I'm seeking ideas and suggestions. Please email direct to me, and I'll take the list of names to the LFM Big Cheese council for a decision. As an incentive, I will send a gift pack of NASA lithographs to the person who comes up with the winner. You may recall the Collaborative Activity as described in the recent LFM #2 Updates message. But if you missed it, I'll detail the activity at the end of this message. Thanks in advance, Your network pal, Marc ______________________________________________________________________ Preview of the collaborative activity Here is a preview of upcoming Live From Mars activities involving students collaborating with one another. The full details will be available within the next few weeks. The activity involves having students simulate the activities of the Pathfinder team. Roughly sketched out: - in October, students brainstorm in their classrooms what common/inexpensive tools they would place in a shoebox to measure their local environment - Nov 1 - Nov 15 they share their ideas online - Nov 15 until Christmas break, the students will debate online the relative merits of various tools to include. At the conclusion, we reach consensus on a uniform instrument package. - During the break, Santa Claus (or Hanukah Harry, etc) delivers the goods to classrooms; resourceful teachers may have to step in also. - January is spent measuring local environments with the agreed upon tools - February we share the collective data online; a few select locations are designated Mystery Spots. A contest is held to determine the location of these Mystery Spots. So that is the basic plan. More details will be forthcoming shortly.