I found this neat list of ideas for using a Wiki in a science classroom at TeachersFirst:
Wiki ideas for science:
- A student- made glossary of scientific terms with illustrations and definitions added by the class (using original digital photos or those from other online Creative Commons sources, such as Flickr). Linking to separate pages with detailed information would allow the main glossary list to remain reasonably short.
- A taxonomy of living things with information about each branch as you study Biology over a full year.
- Designs of experiments (and resulting lab reports) for a chemistry class.
- Observations from field sites, such as water-testing in local streams, weather observations from across your state, or bird counts during migratory season. Collaborate with other schools.
- Detailed and illustrated descriptions of scientific processes: how mountains form, etc.
- A physics wiki for those wicked-long problems so the class can collaborate on how to solve them (a “wicked wiki”?).