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
Go study penguins amid the most spectacular scenery on
Interact with researchers at Earth's most remote
research laboratory for marine biology and global
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 HIGHLY MOTIVATING.
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 for collaboration
- printed Teacher's Guide and Kits suggesting hands-on discovery activities for school and home, and providing extensive background on the field trip
- 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, such as:
- 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 student work
- ...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.