Online science learning is the goal of Apple and the Teachers Experiencing Antarctica project as they continue to post video reports edited in iMovie by a New Hampshire science teacher currently on a learning expedition to Antarctica. The reports are being posted for students and fellow teachers to watch and learn online.
Apple Learning Interchange
is posting video reports from Hanover, N.H. science teacher Kevin Lavigne during his visit to the Antarctic on the
AIL Web site
highlighting the research projects he is involved in. In addition, more detailed journals from Lavigne are being posted at the
TEA Web site.
The content is primarily for middle and high school science teachers who would like to show their students real world science inquiry investigations.
Lavigne is traveling to the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica to be a part of the Long Term Ecological Research Project with Dr. Ross Virginia of Dartmouth College. The McMurdo Dry Valleys has been identified as one of the few places on this planet were the first effects of climate change can be observed. The project includes three major research areas — hydrology to understand structure and function of the dry valley ecosystem, biological activity and diversity.