research Archives - Mary Kienstra

Shark Tracker: An Interview with a Shark

By: Mary Kienstra on: May 9, 2015  in: audience, research

When students are excited about their work, the quality is amazing!  These days, my students are following their sharks on the OCEARCH shark tracker.  Since we started this project a few weeks ago, the excitement level in our classroom is outstanding.  Each student “adopted” a shark to track — they talk about their sharks like they know them! […] Read more

Shark Tracker with OCEARCH

By: Mary Kienstra on: May 4, 2015  in: Engagement, research

If you want to see kids that are totally jazzed about research, introduce them to shark tracker with  With this outstanding website and/or app, students can choose their own shark to track.  There’s something about the kids adopting that shark – it makes them care!  And once they care, they are naturally curious, working tirelessly to […] Read more