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Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Fieldtrips

OceansLive: Connecting NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary Program to the General Public Through Telepresence

LCROSS Cratering the Moon Challenge
In this challenge, students will design a lunar impact simulator and determine the optimal impact angle to obtain the most information from the impact.
LIMA Quest Challenge
In this challenge, students become scientists and propose Antarctic research.

**HiRISE Image Targeting Challenge**
Join this spring challenge and gain access to earliest viewing of new Mars images. Last year students selected Mars sites to image, and the were their when the scientist viewed them for the first time.
NASA Quest Challenges are FREE Web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes. The solutions relate to issues encountered daily by NASA personnel.

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) promotes and supports collaboration on inquiry based investigations of the environment

Now Archived but content still available- Lewis and Clark Then and Now: Linking the Trail to America's Students

An Introduction to Electronic Field Trips A Working Definition

Taken from the following mid ninty's archive

All teachers are familiar with the notion of Instructional TV (ITV). Ideally, ITV is educational programming with material and student/teacher interactivity, serving a broader criteria, a wider audience, a richer content of instruction than would otherwise be possible. A great example is a physics class taught to any high school student that qualifies. A district gets to offer a physics class in concert with all districts in a region without moving the limited, but highly interested, student population to the teaching site.


Start thinking about electronic field trips as an ITV model that works out with weights 30 hours a week. You still get live television with a video tape option, but the projects are offered nationally and internationally, not just regionally. Because of this national scope, global and off-planet destinations are possible. Also, current experts and resources are brought to bear for the purpose of executing a sustained and more powerful "field trip" than any region could muster.

Print materials suggesting hands-on, in-class activities are available as with ITV. Additionally, Internet, online computer resources are created, referenced, and supported, for enhancing, expanding and enriching everyone's learning experience.

Resources created, referenced, and supported could be any and all of the following list. This is a working list, by the way, in no way intended to be all inclusive. Resource examples are such things as challenge questions; puzzles; question and answer data bases; ask-an-expert forums; collaborative science experiments; learning centers; various email tools and traffic; content; images (for analysis and aesthetic); interactive lessons; and links to related information archives and material. And, of course, as with ITV most Electronic field trips focus on curricular goals by grade range.

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