At a rural high school, the biology teacher involved
32 students from her two advanced biology (Human Anatomy
and Physiology) classes in the project.
Classroom infrastructure. The teacher used
the school computer lab, which had twenty 486-based
machines with access to the Internet via a dedicated
56KB ISDN connection. The teacher attended the training
day, and remained in daily contact with project staff
via electronic mail and telephone.
Sample activities. The students in the two
biology classes (which met at different times) had an
interesting approach for sharing their limited MRI
worktime. While students in one class section acquired
MR images, the students in another section examined and
made observations. The teacher continues to integrate
Chickscope materials into her classroom plans; for
instance, a discussion on "the use and possibilities of
MRI for human development" is planned for the upcoming
Figure 5 illustrates an example of a question by a
student in this class and an answer from an expert.
Students could ask questions and share observations in
the "chicken scratchings" area of the Chickscope
website. The experts would then respond in their
"roosts", where they would also give commentary on the
daily growth of the chick embryo.