Bones Project English
This project is intended to be a mathematics-science data gathering exercise related to the number of your students who have broken bones. Teachers or preferably older students will survey classmates to gather information only in their own schools from students who have or have not had broken bones. The data will be collated by the project coordinator and placed on the Internet for use in classrooms. This project was originally run by Elinor W. Semel and Dr. Jacalyn Willis in 1997, as one of the first interactive Web survey projects done in New Jersey schools.
As part of this analysis, students may graph the final results in their classrooms, infer explanations for the results, and arrive at some conclusions. Lesson plan ideas will be linked, and any ideas you have are welcome! Please contact the project coordinator, Elinor W. Semel, via email with ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org. To view lesson plan ideas, click on the Lesson Plans link above or click here. When our data collection is complete, information will be broken down by gender, age, bone type, and location so your students can analyze the final results.
Starting Date: August 1, 2010
Completion of Data Collection: May 10, 2011
Expected Date of Data Release (Results): June 1, 2011
The CUSP Project of PRISM at Montclair State University
Jacalyn Giacalone Willis, Ph.D., Director
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Elinor W. Semel
TECHNICAL LIAISON: Eric Cameron
WEB SITE DESIGNER: Anny A. Almonte