Science Seekers

Science Seekers is educational software that introduces students to science content while at the same time exposing them to technology and how it is used by scientists to solve scientific problems.

The goals of the science seeker program is to:

Students should be able to work in groups to research science concepts.
Students should be able to conduct lab experiments.
Students should learn how technology can help solve scientific problems.

All of the science seekers have one theme, "students role-play a team of science problem solvers, headquartered in New York City at the American Museum of Natural History, who are called on an important mission. Guided by real scientists, students gather information and conduct experiments. Along the way, they use the same kinds of data and methods used by real scientists to help solve their problem.

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The science seekers that was used in this unit was called, "Hidden In Rocks". For this activity, students have to predict where they would most likely find fossils in various locations around the world. To do this, students must learn about rock formation and types, and analyze satellite images of the area to find the best site.

The main concepts discussed in this software were:

the basics of plate tectonics
the rock cycle
igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock
weathering and erosion

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To view a sample movie of what the students see, please go to this website: http://www.teachtsp.com/classroom/ssk/ssk_movies.htm#hiranchor. (To watch these movies you will need Quicktime Player. If you do not have this program, you can download it from the site.)
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