This pioneering book explores the role of the Internet in the rapid development of a novel form of science education: authentic student-scientist partnerships (or "SSPs"). Contributors present examples of different projects and programs for the K-12 classroom enabled or enhanced by the Internet and other technological advances. Such student-scientist collaborations as the GLOBE Program, Project Aquanaut, Earthwatch and Mars Exploration are presented in detail.
Student Scientist Partnerships: Shrewd Maneuvers; R.F. Tinker. Earthwatch: Science Education Worldwide; R.A. Nixon. The GLOBE Program: A Model for International Environmental Education; B.N. Rock, et al. FeederWatch: Students and Scientists Working Together; R. Bonney, A. Dhondt. The Science That Happens Through Partnerships: Sun Photometer Atmospheric Network (SPAN); F.M. Mims, III. The Aquanaut Program; I.G. Babb, et al. Mars Exploration: Students and Scientists Working Together; D. Bartow, C.M. Diarra. Validating Student Data for Scientific Use: An Example from the GLOBE Project; R.G. Congalton, M.L. Becker. Acquiring and Using Data in K-12 Education; A. Krueger, et al. Role of Technology in Student & Scientist Partnerships: Perspective from the National Science Foundation; M.P. Morse, N.H. Sabelli. Science Education as a Driver of Cyberspace Technology Development; R.D. Pea, et al. Image Processing: An Enabling Technology for Science Research: Teaching and Learning; R. Greenberg. Appendix: SSP Contact Directory. Index.
'The broad spectrum of contributors and the innovative perspectives revealed in the case studies make this book an invaluable resource for teachers and an exemplary tool for students.' John F. 'Kip' Perkins III, Ten Acre Country Day School, Wellesley, MA.