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Bell Live is a virtual field trip to Lake Superior, accompanied by demonstrations and experiments. The curriculum is divided into four sections each providing a variety of activities and experiments related to that topic, and backed up by on-line information and activities.
Bell LIVE! is an annual series of virtual field trips, accompanied by demonstrations and experiments. The year 2000 focuses on a journey to the Great Lakes. The intention of the program and curriculum is to raise awareness of the Great Lakes, specifically Lake Superior, by raising the understanding of forces that influence these lakes. The curriculum guide contains activities that focus mainly on issues related to Lake Superior, where the Bell LIVE! 2000 broadcast took place.The program provides a broad introduction to Lake Superior, beginning with its creation. The curriculum is divided into four sections - Skills, Setting the Stage, All About Water, and Life in the Lake - each providing a variety of activities and experiments related to that topic. An index of lessons indicates which national science standards are met by each lesson. The Bell LIVE! 2000 website (http://www.bellmuseum.org/distancelearning/belllive.html) provides supplemental information to some activities. It also provides activities and information not found in the curriculum guide, including chat sessions with researchers and experts, online ecogames, teacher and student bulletin boards, a Great Lakes field guide, and the Minnesota and National Science Standards. The Bell LIVE! broadcast took place on October 12, 2000 from Lake Superior itself and from the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota. A 1-hour video features the best of the October 12, 2000 on-line broadcast, and is available for purchase. The Curriculum Guide is $30. A DVD or VHS of the one-hour virtual field trip is $30. The Curriculum Guide and the dvd/video together cost $55.
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