Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork

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Fourth-grade students make

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Fourth-grade students make meaningful contributions to science through the nationwide NatureMapping program.This is how technology works:)
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There are lots of other science grants out there

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There are lots of science grants on GrantWatch.com.

These are just two of the many posted there:

Grants to New Jersey and Delaware Educators Creating Environmental Awareness Curriculum
Deadline: 06/15/2012
Grants of up to $3,500 to New Jersey and Delaware classroom teachers (grades K-9) that successfully connect their students' knowledge of science, mathematics, computer science, and/or technology with an appreciation for the environment. The purpose of these grants is to provide financial resources...

Grants to Support Environmental Projects in the Pacific Northwest
Deadline: 06/15/2012
Grants of up to $25,000 for specific environmental projects in the Pacific Northwest. Qualified organizations can receive funding for conservation of large, biologically significant terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, preservation of biological diversity, projects that broaden the environmental...

Advanced Academics Resource Teacher from Reston, VA

Thank you for your advice

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I'm glad you brought that up. I am taking students out to a local wildlife area for a summer science academy and we're going to be doing a pond study. I've been thinking of the advice I want to give them and I will definitely include this. We began studying ecosystems a few years back (same students) in our own schoolyard woodland, so they have been learning these guidelines along the way. It's been an enriching (almost spiritual!) experience for all of us!

very interesting --using GIS and GPS

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I first heared of GIS and GPS six years ago. Now, they can use them in education. It is a great idea.

Karen Dvornich (not verified)

Not all Horny toads hatch from eggs

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Pigmy Short-horned lizard (aka Horny toad) give birth to live babies mainly because they live in higher elevation and colder areas than the rest of the horny toad species. The rest lay eggs.

Joe (not verified)

Horny toads

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Horny Toads are hatched form eggs.

Diane Petersen (not verified)

horny toad tracking

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I'm the teacher in the video. This is a misleading thing in the video. When we go lizard tracking for "real",we do not run and we definitely return things where we found them. Horny toads are not found under rocks normally. we find them by slowly walking across a plowed field and looking very carefully. I think they wanted to show student enthusiasm.

Noble Roripaugh (not verified)

Horny Toads

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I have a question, are horney toads born or hatched?

Briar (not verified)

A great idea, but as a

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A great idea, but as a biologist I cringed when I saw the kids flipping rocks and not returning them to the position in which they were found. These rocks may be important cover to the lizards, and when moved the characteristics that might make them good cover will be altered. As young biologists, they should be taught that you leave nature how you found it!

Erin (not verified)

Use of GPS and GIS technologies in elementary schools

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Wow! I got involved in GIS and GPS use in college. I love seeing this technology used at such a young age. I am working on my MEd and Elementary Ed. certification. I look forward to using such technology with my elementary students in the future!

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