Open your Internet browser. (i.e.;
Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc.)
Be sure your browser is showing the url
address you are visiting (called the "address bar" in some versions
of Internet Explorer, or "location toolbar" in some versions
Also make sure your browser is showing the
basic navigation buttons (called the "standard buttons" in some
versions of Internet Explorer, or "navigation toolbar" in some
versions of Netscape).
If either of these toolbars do not show
up on your computer, ask your neighbor or lab assistant if you need help.
Type in the address: http://wow.nrri.umn.edu
. (Type the address in carefully. Some people type in the first three
letters incorrectly out of habit. It is "wow".) This url address
will take you to the home page for Water on the Web (WOW).
The major heading on the WOW home page are:
Overview, Understanding, Data, Teacher,
and Student. Notice what happens when you simply move the cursor over
those terms. (Dont click the mouse yet.)
Now click on the "Back" button
(on the top left part of your browser toolbar) to return to the home page.
Heres a summary of the purposes of
the buttons on the home page:
Overview provides an introduction
to WOW, the technology involved, and the people who are making it happen.
Understanding provides extensive
resource information. It includes: a primer that summarizes key concepts
of lake ecology, GIS information related to the lakes studied, background
information about the lakes, details on the RUSS (Remote Underwater
Sampling Station) and the water quality parameters it measures, and
a glossary of lake ecology terms.
Data provides water quality
data for the lakes studied in both numerical and graphical forms. It
also provides environmental data related to the WOW lakes.
Teacher provides teacher
lesson plans that guide teachers in using the resources and student
lessons available through WOW.
Student provides student
lesson plans in two formats: concise, directed study lessons and extended,
Whats New provides
updates on WOW technologies, people, data and changes to the website.
Search allows you to search
the web site for specific topics.
Site Map provides a graphical
image of how the website is organized and where you are in that structure.
NSF identifies one of the
major sponsors for this project and links you to their website.