From: lindgren@MEOL.MASS.EDU (Charles F. Lindgren)
Subject: PET Proposal
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 22:28:21 -0500
PLANET EXPLORER TOOLKIT PROPOSAL FORM LIVE FROM MARS ONLINE COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITY (12/10/96-12/20/96 Posting Period) Name of Sponsoring Teacher/Educator:Charles Lindgren School Name (if applicable): Gates Intermediate School Grade Level: 8th Special Group Name (if needed): Number of Students Participating: 220 Digital Camera - A picture is worth . . . and 100.00 unfortunately the picture must be digital to send it. Miniweather Station - A great compromise. This will give 7.00 us several instruments for the price of one. Thermometer, windspeed indicator, rain guage. A real deal. Psychrometer - Finding Relative Humidity 6.00 Barometer - Hey, it's science, what's science without 18.00 a barometer? Compass - So we know where we're going (and which way the wind is blowing). 3.00 Protractor - Hey, it's science . . . 1.00 Dissecting Kit - Many little tools that will be useful 5.00 Eye Dropper - Sample collecting .50 Magnifier - Looking at small items (sand, etc.) 3.00 Jar(s) - Sample collecting 1.00 Shovel - Collecting samples 6.00 Tape Measure - Best compromise for measuring 3.00 Twine - Nice to have 1.00 Zip Lock Bags - Collecting Samples 2.00 pH Paper - Hey, it's science 3.00 Pen and Paper - Note Taking 2.00 Petri Dish & Agar Kit - Sample collecting 5.00 Tape - Sample collecting (Air Particles) 2.00 Spring Balance - Finding mass 10.00 Magnet - Detection of magnetic metallic particles 2.00 Coring Device - Collecting a core sample 5.00 Tape Recorder - Record environmental sounds 20.00(?) Special Comments or Extended Information: We also had several people express a strong desire to have an insignia/plaque/logo for the side of the craft. Our 8th grade is divided into two academic teams, and we will probably have insignias/plaques/logos representing each team. We know, we know, we're a little over. All of our prices came from scientific catalogs, and we didn't hunt for the best price in all cases. We're comfortable that we can come in under budget. Gates Intermediate School - "We're Charting A Course for Excellence"