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Great Race Rules


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We will be implementing the Energizers' trip beginning on May 3, 2007.

Join fifth grade classes from around the state on a race from the Ohio State Football Stadium to North Slope Borough, Alaska. Each class will be a team, and the team that gets there the quickest spending the least amount of money wins. It's that simple. Or is it???

Class teams can make their trip by land and water but they are not allowed to fly, at least until the teams get to Alaska. Click on the Forms button to access the online forms and download spreadsheets for tracking the methods of transporation by which the teams will travel. The teams will also use online forms to log their expenses, distance, time, weather, and landmarks and historical sites seen while on their journey. The team will need a login password in order to enter their data online.

There will be three videoconferences during the program. The first will be to kick off the race the afternoon of February 7, 2007. There will be a mid-point connection just to check our progress. The final connection will be with Ipalook Elementary in Alaska (the finish line of the race). This last videoconference connection is tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of April 17.

To join the great race, contact the distance learning coordinator in your area:

Columbiana County Educational Service Center
Lorain County's Distance Learning Consortium
Northern Ohio Educational Computer Association (NOECA)

Learn more about Barrow, Alaska.