Lead-Up Activities | Videoconference at the MT&R | Follow-Up WebQuest
Teacher Toolbox | Credits | PUSD Academic Standards
The following Web-based ecology
activities are a collaborative effort between the Poway
Unified School District and The Museum of Television
& Radio. Using video clips from the Museum's collection, educator Carla Fantozzi delivers a powerful learning experience
for students throughout California via ISDN-based videoconferencing. The internet
activities below will provide support for the videoconference, or they could also be
implemented as separate classroom activities. For more information about scheduling a
videoconferencing session, contact Carla Fantozzi
at The Museum of Television & Radio, or Keith Nuthall at the Poway Unified School District.
Earth's Treasures is an interactive activity for students. It exposes students to
several current environmental issues, asks them to identify treasures in their own
community, and encourages them to make a personal commitment to help the environment.
||You Make A Difference focuses the students on a single
environmental issue. This activity requires students to go beyond the basic
facts behind the issue and asks them to identify why people should care about the
environmental issue. The activity concludes by requesting that the students produce
a television, radio, newspaper or Web page public service announcement.
Hot List is simply a list of internet sites that support ecology curriculum. The
collection has been split into two categories: Elementary and Secondary. However, with a
little assistance from a teacher or parent both levels will prove useful for all children.
at the MT&R
||Conflict Yellowstone Wolves is a real-life
inquiry-oriented activity that challenges students to solve a current complex problem.
Students will interact with experts, study past history, and develop a solution to the
heated debate on reintroducing wolves into Yellowstone National Park. The project
concludes with the students writing and sending a letter to the editor or government