Kevin Tavares and his fourth graders at Old Hammondtown School in Massachusetts built a website to share what they were learning with the rest of the world. Mr. Tavares installed a location tracking device on the page that assigns a red dot to the country of each visitor. The students wanted to get website hits from all seven continents so Mr. Tavares contacted U.S. scientists working in Antarctica and was put in touch with PolarTREC teacher Amber Lancaster. The article outlines their subsequent online connection and activities with Mr. Tavares's classroom.


Resource Details

Author(s): Eric Tripoli
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Publication: The Wanderer
External Link: The Wanderer



Grade Level

All Ages




Life Science | General Life Science | Ecology | Organisms and Their Environments | Oceanography | Climate Change | Physical Science | General Physical Science | Climate Change | Environmental Studies | Polar Science | General Environmental Studies | General Polar Science | Earth Science | General Earth Science | Water Cycle, Weather, and Climate | Snow and Ice Science | Oceanography | Geography | Climate Change