by Arlington Science Focus School
Registration Acceptance Dates: 12/10/01 to 1/11/02
Project Begin & End Dates: 12/10/01 to 3/31/02
Number of Classrooms: Open
Age Range: 5 to 14 years
As classes prepare to follow the Iditarod Sled Dog Race this year, consider joining the eIditarod project! We are an elementary school with a Science-based currciulum just outside Washington DC, and we would love to have you join us!
The eIditarod Project announces its open registration period ton Monday, December 10th! Are you fascinated with the Iditarod but not sure how to extend it further in your class's studies this Winter? Consider joining the eIditarod Project at http://surfaquarium.com/e_iditarod.htm!
The eIditarod Project is sponsored by Walter McKenzie and the Arlington Science Focus School in Arlington, Virginia, and is open to students in grades K-8. Using the Official Iditarod Website http://www.iditarod.com, classes will study the trail and the mushers and select one team to follow online for the 2001 race. You will be asked to create a wall-sized map of the trail and track the progress of your team using race updates on the official site.
Each time your team pulls into a new stop, you will email our project team at a unique stop address (these email addresses will be provided to you prior to the beginning of the race March 3rd) and then we will respond to you with problem solving tasks related to the race.
The final task for the project will be a letter to your musher which we post on our project website and forward to the musher him or her self. It will be an exciting time for all involved!
The timeline is as follows:
December 10 - January 11, 2001 Open registration period
January 14 - February 8, 2002 Create a wall map of the trail
February 11 - February 22, 2002 Select a musher to follow in the race
February 25 - March 1, 2002 Prapare your class for the big event
March 2 - end of the race Follow your musher and email us at each checkpoint as he or she progresses!
March 31, 2002 Post your final written task to our project website
The project is designed to integrate the Iditarod Sled Dog Race across the curriculum for Grades K-8. It will involve students in problem solving tasks along the way and culminate with each class sending a letter to the musher of the team they followed during the race.
The form to have our class join the project can be found right on the eIditarod website at http://surfaquarium.com/e_register.htm. Please join us!
eIditarod Project Sponsor
Arlington Science Focus School
Fax: (707) 982-2424
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