From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Geoff Holt)
Subject: Mission to Mars website is a finalist!
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 12:15:20 -0600
Fellow LFM teachers and students, First, thanks to all who explored the Mission to Mars web site and provided feedback back in September. If you missed my announcement back then, here's a brief description: It's a website entitled MISSION TO MARS. At this site, the user can learn about Mars and space exploration, and then design their own space probe mission to search for life on Mars! This website was developed by 3 high school students who were supervised by educators for the ThinkQuest internet contest. We've recently learned that the site has been chosen as a finalist in the ThinkQuest contest, and the feedback we've received from teachers and students has been quite rewarding. Here's what a teacher in Hawaii had to say: She had each student design their own mission: "I wanted each student to have what I thought (and found to be true!) would be a good experience in science and critical thinking!" After the students finished their missions and completed their press releases, she said: "They really feel a part of this site." "I will be showing your site, including our PR [press releases], to the administrators so they can see what an ACTIVE learning environment the Web can be." If YOU haven't had a chance to check out the site, here's the URL--have fun: http://library.advanced.org/11147/index.htm Let me know if you have any questions. -GH ====================================================== | GEOFF HOLT email@example.com | | WWW: http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/planetarium/ | | Madison Metropolitan School District Planetarium | | Madison, Wisconsin, USA | | Phone: 608-829-4053 FAX: 608-829-4092 | ======================================================