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The JASON Project

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Description: A year-round scientific expedition designed to excite and engage students in science and technology, and to motivate and provide professional development for teachers. The project mounts a two-week scientific expedition each year. The team conducts research on location, and while doing so, makes live, interactive broadcasts to participants. The project's internet component allows teachers and students to exchange their experiences, data, and ideas with each other and with the research team; they may also hold live web chats with the team, and view photos and journals the team has posted. The project provides a rich, interdisciplinary, standards-based curriculum which gives students the opportunity to conduct "field research" mirroring the actual research. Professional development is available through the JASON Project, both in local workshops around the country, and through online course offerings. The workshops emphasize the incorporation of a wide variety of technologies in their classrooms, and hands-on, inquiry-based learning opportunities for students, making teachers into "co-learners."

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Internet-Based Projects, Public and Government Institutions, Research Centers, Field Trips
Math Topics: Data Analysis, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Social Sciences
Math Ed Topics: Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies, The Web and Pedagogy, Workshops/Inservice/Training, Standards

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