Bringing the Ocean to the Precollege Classroom through field Investigations at a National Underwater Laboratory
RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ INST OF MARINE AND COASTAL SCIENCE
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Scientists from Rutgers and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution developed and conducted an integrated set of educational programs capitalizing on the research and technological assets of a long-term Ecosystem Observatory LEO-15. Activities resulting from this program engage students in real time science to improve problem solving and critical thinking skills--essential skills to interpret, analyze, and communicate information. Our goal was to use field experiences to 1 enhance educator capability in science content and skills, 2 immerse school systems in an inquiry-driven, active learning process, and 3 establish links to real-time scientific information in support of classroom activities. Participants capability in marine science content and skills were improved through immersion in active research-based learning experiences, and by development of instructional Internet modules in association that focused on the summer research experiences.
- Humanities and History
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography