Daily Archives: 26. January 2004

Pathfinder Science

I found the PathFinder Science web site while surfing the web. Their tagline is “creating student scientists, not just science students.” What a great philosophy!! PathFinder Science is a national and international collaboration of teachers and students from over 1,000 registered classrooms in 21 differnt countries. The classrooms share data and work together in order to answer questions about our world. Collaborative projects include:

  • North American Lichen Mapping – “Help us explore the environmental impacts of Sulfur Dioxide by studying the density and diversity of lichens”
  • Winter Bird Survey – “Join thousands of citizens and schools for this annual survey of winter birds visiting school and home feeders”
  • Keeping An Eye on the Ozone – “Check out your local Ground Level Ozone readings with Ecobadges and Milkweed plants.”
  • How Does Your Cookie Crumble? – “Help us decide which commercial cookie brands hold up the best!”
  • Driving Me Crazy – “How fast are those cars really going? Help us take a speeder count in your neighborhood.”

    You don’t have to register on their site to access the information and ideas on the site, but is necessary for you to share your ideas and classroom data. Find out more about PathFinder Science from their web site.