This resource website uses the development of a chicken egg to allow students to examine a number of biological processes. This educational resource includes illustrations, photographs, and animations.
Type of Material:
The information on the website is designed for students and teachers to have access to scientific data for their educational activities and projects. It would be useful in methods classes at the university level.
The website uses Java Plug-in and Quicktime; the experiments are conducted through the use the NIH software; it is also noted that the experiments and activities include the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader, ImageViewer, and Photo Shop Pro
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The goals include an increased understanding of the process of gathering scientific data and the opportunity to interact with scientists from several disciplines and students in other classrooms The access to unique scientific resources and expertise provides motivation for learning science and mathematics and stimulates interest in the scientific world.
Target Student Population:
Classrooms Primary-High School, plus science methods classes for education students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic knowledge of the scientific method and the use of NIH software for the experiments.
The learning object does present valid concepts. There are a variety of illustrations of the development of an egg and baby chick. There is a clear explanation and use of the scientific method for the teacher and the students.
The use of the NIH software to gather data is presented with step-by-step directions.
Material is created by scientists, designed for use by educators.
There is a section for schools to present their data, but the note on the linking pages said, "Someday, maybe more will be here!" The examples of products from school could be helpful to teachers and students working with this learning object. Site has not been updated recently.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This learning material can assist teachers and students to understand the process of gathering scientific data to use in a science and math classes. The website provides information to develop learning assignments for both science and math.
The activities in this website would work well with students that have some basic knowledge of the scientific method.
The site provides background for teachers as well as opportunities for investigation that would not be accessible in most schools.
Some difficult accessing data in the MRI database.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The website is easy to navigate with clearly identified labels and buttons.
Since the main tabs are on the side of all the pages, it is easy to go in any direction.
Help section is very user-friendly.
Some of the links do not connect and may need to be updated.
Other Issues and Comments:
This is a site that provides an opportunity for study for students in a way that might not otherwise be available to them. It's a great opportunity for K-12 students to work with actual scientists and experience the scientific process.
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