Another wonderful blog that I read is written by Mr. Byrne (cannot find a first name). He calls it Free Technology For Teachers and there is seldom a post that does not provide something very practical for the classroom that shows how technology can engage and motivate students.
Tonight I spotted his referral to a project that I am going to follow. Your students won't actually be collecting data or contributing to the project, but there is certainly a lot to learn by "following" this project. The description he gives is this:
Beginning on Monday, March 2 students in classrooms around the world can follow along on an Arctic dogsled expedition. Go North will give students the opportunity to learn about the Arctic through movies, photos, and audio updates from the Go North team. Students will also be able to map the trip and participate in question and answer segments. Go North is a project sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, the University of Minnesota, and Best Buy.
Following along with the Go North expedition is a great way for students to learn about the Arctic. To participate and follow along you do have to register your classroom in advance on the Go North website.