IT'S JANUARY 1997...AND DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR STUDENTS ARE?
Announcing "LIVE FROM ANTARCTICA 2" -- the latest electronic field
trip from the award-winning PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE series.
THEY'VE TAKEN SHIP TO ANTARCTICA, WITH "PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE"!
Experience life boat drill on the roughest waters on Earth!
Go study penguins amid the most spectacular scenery on Earth!
Interact with researchers at Earth's most remote research laboratory for
marine biology and global climate change!
Break down the classroom walls, and connect your studies to the real-world
using leading edge multi-media resources (live telecasts, on-line resources,
and hands-on print curriculum resources) that are EASY to INTEGRATE and
In the past 2 years, PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE has taken students on electronic
field trips to the South Pole and McMurdo Station, flown them up into the
stratosphere aboard an infrared observatory, given them ways to get their
hands on the Hubble Space Telescope, and launched them to Mars in a project
extending into 1998!
Now, in January and February 1997, students and teachers have the chance
to voyage back to Antarctica -- this time to an entirely new site, Palmer
Station on the Antarctic Peninsula, perhaps the most interesting place to
study marine mammals on Earth.
You're invited to travel with us on LIVE FROM ANTARCTICA 2, using PTK's
unique suite of multimedia resources:
This integrated set of learning resources allows students to experience
daily life on a scientific frontier, to interact with some of the planet's
foremost experts on the creatures and locations they will see, and to simulate
key aspects of the research in engaging and informative activities.
- live, interactive video and tape
- on-line materials providing information, interaction and opportunities
- printed Teacher's Guide and Kits suggesting hands-on discovery activities
for school and home, and providing extensive background on the field
- suggestions to customize the field trip for elementary, middle and
high school students
All PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE projects are aligned with the National Science
Education Standards, and provide exemplary ways to integrate computer technologies
and telecommunications into the regular course of instruction. The project
provides a "pyramid" of opportunities to teachers and students, facilitating
a meaningful experience from using just video and print, up through simple
e-mail, to higher speed connections allowing CUSeeMe and other WWW tools.
Teachers and Home Schoolers with no more than a personal e-mail account
can still download and share Field Journals and student projects which will
make Earth's most remote continent come to life. LIVE FROM ANTARCTICA 2
builds on proven aspects of the previous field trips, while pushing the
envelope and providing innovative opportunities.
LIVE FROM ANTARCTICA 2 ON-LINE
LIVE FROM ANTARCTICA 2 will provide an integrated range of resources, adaptable
to many different teaching and learning environments. The project supports
the simplest to the most advanced connectivity with innovative materials,
- the full text and graphics of the printed Teacher's Guide, extensive
factual information about Antarctica and links to the most interesting,
beautiful and bizarre Web sites dealing with the Ice
- e-mail discussion lists for teachers and students
- a weekly update newsletter providing the latest information about
LFA 2 and tips for successful implementation
- text only Field Journals and Researcher Q&A providing a personal perspective
on living and working on the continent, and a chance for questions from
students, with answers returned directly by researchers in the field
and other experts
- WebChats and CUSeeMe sessions with the researchers, linking Antarctica
directly with classrooms across America
- scripts of the videos, and an extensive image archive a Gallery of
- ...and more!
"BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
"PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE "LIVE FROM ANTARCTICA 2" is supported in part by
the National Science Foundation and the Office of Polar Programs, with satellite
telecommunications made possible by NASA's ACTS Satellite Experiments Program.
The on-line and live video portions of the field trip are partially underwritten
by NASA and NSF and are free to educators.
PBS Teacher Resource Services supports PTK with satellite time and information
and outreach services to PBS stations. CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS FOR BOTH PBS
AND NASA-TV CARRIAGE! PTK cannot guarantee local broadcast schedules.
Last Update: 1/7/97
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