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 Association of Science-Technology Centers
|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
Journey North project
Red Rover Goes to Mars
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
Information on weather at NOAA
Information on the latest health findings http://www.nih.gov
Exploring the Environment Curriculum
National Academy Press
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