Website: http://www.studyofplace.info/

Funded by: National Science Foundation

Study of Place consists of two web-based science units that give middle grades students access to technological tools and resources used by scientists, and provide opportunities for authentic inquiry about the interconnectedness of our world. These online materials bridge the school curriculum of Earth and physical science and social studies. Students use satellite images, GIS maps, and other visualizations to capture the inter-relationships among ice, oceans, and atmosphere. Each module is framed by an historical narrative that makes a connection between the physical environment and human activity. Assessments and scoring rubrics are embedded in each module, providing opportunities for tracking student learning. Antarctic Exploration and Ocean Currents Exploration units are available now.