How is Information Organized?

Focus questions:

Relation to the Theme: Knowing how to organize information efficiently and logically is essential to any research project, including one aimed at understanding coastal communities and aquatic environments. When studying biological environments, for example, researchers:

As part of this curriculum, JASON researchers, students, and teachers will follow a similar process. The Focus Questions for this Investigation concentrate on information collection and organization tools that JASON participants can use to perform this work-tools such as filing systems, indexes, and Internet homepages.

After examining a wide range of sources to gather background information on their local aquatic field-study site, students will organize the information they have collected so it can be accessed easily. In so doing, they will learn important concepts about filing systems in general-and about how the Internet works. Students will also develop a simulated homepage to see how Internet tools help people find information and share ideas.



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