1. Description of Our Community
Aquebogue, New York: a rural, diverse community on the North Fork of Long Island.
2. Summary of Our Project
We will research Non-Indigenous 'Invasive' Species on Long Island and throughout the United States and their impact on the environments they are introduced into worldwide. The students became true 'Stewards of the Environment', urging friends and neighbors to recycle and become more environmentally aware!
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Our school has very limited resources available. We do not have formal computer instruction classes. Therefore, the student's knowledge of web design software is minimal at best.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We have limited technological skills and background, along with limited financial resources. By approaching all tasks as a new learning opportunity, the students were able to face the many challenges associated with this project with interest, curiosity, and a high level of motivation.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Being part of an international competition has raised the student's interest in and enthusiasm for becoming global citizens, as well as protecting our environment.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The activities involved for this project satisfied Math, Science, and Technology objectives and English Language Arts objectives for the school, local, and state municipalities. The children had to work with weights and measures and website creation. They developed research and writing skills for the website creation. They also developed interpersonal skills while sharing this project with the larger school population, their families, friends, and communities.