Sci2Teach.org at NCSTA 2010Presentation Transcript
Blogging With Scientists in the Field Adam Houk University of Miami Miami, FL [email_address] Paul Cancellieri Durant Road Middle School Raleigh, NC [email_address]
Who are we?
Why did we do this?
What worked? What didn’t?
What is the future? How can I get in on this?
Paul & Adam
Paul & Adam
Motivation: From two different perspectives, we both recognized the need for students to develop a better understanding of science as a profession and demonstrate how research is conducted.
"NSTA recommends that the curriculum offer links to the real world by connecting the classroom to the community through field trips, speakers, and local partnerships." "Though research shows that all students can learn and succeed in science, all students will not become scientists nor achieve the same level of understanding. Rather, the goal is to create a scientifically literate society crucial to our increasingly complex and technological world."
“ AAAS and other scientific organizations, along with NSF and other funding agencies, are encouraging scientists to get more involved in activities aimed at public outreach and engagement.”
Ship: R/V Knorr Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Cruise dates: April 4 – 24, 2010 The Agulhas Current Time-Series Experiment (ACT) Principal Investigator: Dr. Lisa Beal
The David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center , North Miami, Florida M.A.R.R.I.N.E Academy at North Miami Beach Senior High School, North Miami Beach, Florida Urban Assembly New York Harbor School , Brooklyn, New York Sandringham School , Hertfordshire, England Ocean View Secondary School South Africa Houtbay Secondary School South Africa The “official” outreach effort: http://act.rsmas.miami.edu/