The Global Experiment consists of four experiments. It is expected that most teachers will work with their classes to carry out the four activities, which have explicit instructions and background materials. These will be helpful for teachers who do not have science backgrounds.
The activities cover important topics and conceptual understanding in science and also provide a variety of opportunities to learn important experimental and data gathering skills. The data obtained from the experiments can then be uploaded to this website to contribute to the global data collection.
Alternatively, teachers can select to undertake a single activity if they want their students to collect some data and contribute to the Global Experiment without using the other activities, perhaps because water is studied at a different year level. If, on the other hand, an existing curriculum unit studying water is part of the curriculum during 2011, appropriate parts of the Global Experiment activities can be added selectively to the existing curriculum and give students the chance to participate in the experiment.