Science Wiki Project Assignment (Wiki #6)

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Simulated Laboratory Resources for K-12 science
Computer laboratories are starting to replace the hands-on labs used in some advanced science courses. Look up some articles on the debate. It is difficult for teachers to determine which experiment should be done in the simulated laboratories and which should be done in an actual lab. Find some experiments. Include a hyperlink to the experiment, the hypotheses that is being tested, and your opinion about whether it would be better to do in a real environment or the simulated one.


  • wbosworth, Greendale, WI USA
  • fogleman, Dexter, Michigan USA

Moderated by: Andy12309 and PeachesAndCream58

Guidelines to Get Started

Here are the recommended steps.
1- The hyperlink above is the page that has been created to wiki this topic. (Click on the page to go there and begin editing.)
2 - First you should divide up the question into major headings. Type them in the wiki. Leave space in between for the text.
3 - Start by defining the topic. You may want to search on wikipedia or Google. Read information, go back to your wiki page, click edit, and summarize the information. Include a hyperlink to the source of your information.
4 - Repeat #3 until you have a good definition.
5 - Read what you have on the wiki and ask yourself, "What do I still not understand?" Go to the Internet and answer that question. Come back and post.
6 - Remember to subscribe to your page on the Notify Me tab so you know when your partner(s) posts!

How long should I spend?

We are recommending 10 minutes on one day, then, walk away and let your partner post. Then, add 10 minutes the next day.

What if I don't know anything about the topic?

The topics were selected are emerging, new topics. The purpose of this project is to show you how wikis create experts on a topic within a very short period of time. You will find that your research on the Internet causes you to form an opinion and add it to your current knowledge base. Remember, Wikis are not word processors. Go out to the Internet, grab a "nugget" and come back and post and save.

How do I get help?


We have created a mini help on wikispaces section to help you.

Discussion Area

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