To do this project online and contribute to the class Wiki, you will need to set up an account on (the website that is hosting our wiki) and on allows us to create our own Wikipedia – except ours is better, because only members of Mr. C’s classes can edit content, instead of anyone who wants to. is a social networking site similar to Facebook or Myspace – except instead of sharing information and pictures, you will be sharing links and web addresses. will serve as the “works cited” page for this research project.

Setting up a Wikispaces account:

  1. Go to
  2. On the right side of the screen, you need to enter a username. Your username should be your first name last initial, with a number on the end if your first name last initial is already taken. Example: My username would me mikec, or mikec7.
  3. You need to enter a password. The password is to protect your account, I do not need to know it. If you must, write it down so that you do not forget it!
  4. You need to enter your email address. If you do not have one, use your parent’s.
  5. Click “Get Started”
  6. Once you’ve clicked “Get Started” you will be taken to a new page. Do not create a Wiki on this page – you’re joining mine, not making your own. At the top of the screen, click on My Wikis.
  7. That should bring up a box that says “Find A Wiki.” In that box, type “actionsciencelab” (without spaces) and click the result that the search brings up.
  8. On the left side of the Action Science Lab wiki is a link that says “Join this wiki.” Click it.
  9. After clicking Join This Wiki, a new page will pop up. Click the button that says “Submit Request.”

Setting up a Delicious account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the green “Join Now” button at the top right of your screen.
  3. On the Enter Details screen, enter your name, email address (the same one as above), a username (the same username that you used for Wikispaces), create a password (must have at least 1 number in it), type the security word in the box, and click on the checkbox that says “I have read and agree to the terms of service.” Click Submit.
  4. On the next screen, click “Skip Step 2”
  5. On the Registration Complete screen, click People at the top of the screen.
  6. Click “add user to network”
  7. In the box that pops up, type in “mcarpenter48”
  8. Click “Add” and you’re finished!