LabVenture: An important piece of the scientific method is sharing your results. During students' LabVenture! experience, this is done in two ways, first through a concluding scientific conference where the whole group works together as a team to reflect on their experience and draw conclusions about the questions they were asked, and second through saving their data to websites that can be shared with others.
This Activity: Students are asked to create a final product that includes all that they have learned about their study site, and by sending their work to GMRI, they are able to share it with others through a Virtal Map.
Vital Signs:


Create a final product to describe your place in the Gulf of Maine Watershed

Share your Work!
The last step of the scientific method is to Share your Results! This is an important step as we can all learn from each other, especially since we are all connected to the Gulf of Maine through the watershed. You can share your project products with others by sending your digital information (weblinks, videos, photos, documents) to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute where they will be uploaded to a virtual map (see Participants page for an example) where we can all view your featured study sites throughout the Gulf of Maine Watershed. Google Maps allows for multiple media (photos, videos, text, weblinks...) to be uploaded and associated with (or "geo-tagged") with a long/lat location in the world. What we would like to accompish is a virtual map that points to each of your study sites and showcases the work you and your students have done. This will be a great way for us all to learn from each other about the different places within the Gulf of Maine Watershed. Send your work into GMRI by emailing Justine Glynn (justine@gmri.org)!

Please Note: Your students' final work product may be different depending upon how many activities you did with your class - it could be just one activity (taking a photo of the field site or drawing the route from your school to the Gulf of Maine through the watershed) or it could be the combination of many activities.

Product Ideas

Video:
  • Students present their project by taking video their study site, featuring the different species/types of things they found, and the questions/observations that they have about their study site - be creative, this could be done as a Public Service Announcement, News Report, or as an Advertisement to Explore your Backyard.
  • Students create a movie with Google Earth Pro featuring their site and it's connection to the Gulf of Maine

Virtual Map:

Wiki Web Site:
  • Students create a wiki website that features their study site, observations, questions, photos, findings.

Blog
  • Students write an online journal (blog) about their experience, can include observations, questions, photos, scanned drawings, data, and findings.

Poster:
  • Students create a poster that features their study site, photos, drawings, questions, observations, maps showing their connection to the Gulf of Maine watershed.
    • Posters can be shared by scanning them if possible or by taking a digital photograph of them.

Written Report:
  • Students write a report featuring their study site, observations, questions, and findings (photos, drawings, and maps can be included within the report or as appendices).
    • Written reports can be shared by scanning them or by saving digital copies.

Teacher Survey

Student Survey