This project aids students in meeting national standards in several
Unifying concepts and processes in Science: Systems, order,
Understands basic features
of the Earth (1).
Knows the general structure
and functions of cells in organisms (6)
International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council
of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual
language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate
effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes
Students enjoy a wide range of strategies as they write
and use different writing-process elements appropriately to communicate
with different audiences for a variety of purposes (5).
Students apply knowledge of language structure, language
conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques,
figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss
print and nonprint texts (6).
Students conduct research on issues and interests by
generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather,
evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g.,
print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their
discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience (7).
Students use a variety of technological and informational
resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video)
to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate
Students develop an understanding of and respect for
diversity in language use, patterns, dialects across cultures,
ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles (9).
Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative,
and critical members of a variety of literacy communities (11).
Students use spoken, written, and visual language to
accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment,
persuasion, and the exchange of the information) (12).
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
People, Places, and Environments (Students study the
lives of people, the places in which they live, and the environment
that surrounds them.)
Individual Development and Identity (Students study how
personal identity is shaped by one's culture, by groups, and by
Technology Foundation Standards for Students:
use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity,
and promote creativity
use technology tools to collaborate, publish, and interact
with peers, experts, and other audiences
use a variety of media and formats to communicate information
and ideas effectively to multiple audiences
use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information
from a variety of sources