|Passport to Knowledge is an ongoing series of electronic field trips to
scientific frontiers. Supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA
and other public and and public collaborators it encourages and permits
students to interact with... Real Science, Real Scientists, Real Locations, Real Time
Passport to Knowledge uses broadcast TV, videotape, e-mail, the World Wide Web and hands-on discovery activities so that students can actively simulate in their own classrooms the science seen on camera and online. Its flexible enough so that even teachers with limited time and technology can participate. Targeted initially at middle school students, activities can easily be adapted up and down in grade level to achieve success in elementary and high schools. PTK suggests exciting ways to connect cutting-edge research with math, social studies, language arts, technology and other disciplines while meeting the National Science Education Standards. Online discussion groups provide teacher-to-teacher support, as well as interactive projects promoting student-with-student collaboration.
PTKs complementary video, hands-on and online materials allow students to
relive these unique learning adventures at any time. Students experience the
process of doing scienceand the need for teamwork, problem-solving,
ingenuity and persistencealong with learning about the latest
breakthroughs. Online resources provide extensive background, first-person
Field Journals, an archive of student Questions and expert Answers, and
links to other sites.
More information can be found at Passport To Knowledge