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Summary of Technology Integration Strategies for Science

By — Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
Updated on Jul 20, 2010

Technology resources support many kinds of teaching and learning strategies to help address science standards. These strategies include supporting authentic science experiences, supporting specific inquiry skills, supporting science concept learning, and accessing science information and tools. The table below summarizes these strategies and gives examples of some of the technology resources that make them possible.

Technology Integration Strategies Benefits Sample Resources and Activities
Supporting authentic science experiences

Provides resources needed for doing each phase of authentic science activities.

Some internet projects provide environments that support all phases of an authentic science project.


The GLOBE Project
http://www.globe.gov

NASA
http://www.nasa.gov

Jason Project
http://www.jason.org/

Archimedes Laboratory
http://www.archimedes-Iab.org/ index_optical.html

Project FeederWatch
http://www.birds.comell.edu/pfw

The Association of Science-Technology Centers
www.astc.org

EarthKAM
http://www.earth kam. ucsd .edu

Supporting scientific inquiry skills

Helps students locate and obtain information to support inquiry.

Makes data collection and analysis easier and more manageable.

Makes it easier to visualize and understand phenomena.

Supports communicating results of inquiry.

GIS Population Data
http://www.esri.com

Journey North project
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/

Red Rover Goes to Mars
http://planetary.org/rrgtm/

The Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu

Digital Library for Earth System Education (DlESE) www.dlese.org

Supporting science concept learning

Allows simulating and modeling of scientific processes.

Provides opportunities to engage in problem-solving activities.

Web-Based Chemistry Simulations
http:// cse.edc.org/products/simulations/ default.asp
Accessing science information and tools

Allows access to unique tools and collections of information.

Expands opportunities for learning.

Information on space at NASA
http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html

Information on weather at NOAA
http://www.noaa.gov

Information on the latest health findings http://www.nih.gov

Exploring the Environment Curriculum
http://www.cotf.edu/ete

National Academy Press
http://www.nap.edu

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