HR: 1340h
AN: ED23A-1243    [Abstracts]
TI: PreService Teacher Course in Physical Oceanography
AU: Hammon, A
EM: ahammon@jpl.nasa.gov
AF: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove 180-109, Pasadena, ca 91109 United States
AU: * Raskin, R
EM: raskin@jpl.nasa.gov
AF: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove 180-109, Pasadena, ca 91109 United States
AB: The next generation of Earth Science teachers requires enriched science content in their pre-service programs at the nation's universities. A pilot program with NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) scientists developed a "proof of concept" program during Summer 2005 at California State University-Fresno. A Physical Oceanography course for grade 6-12 educators was team taught by a university professor, a veteran teacher, and three JPL scientists. This two week course included presentations on: i) oceanography using satellites; ii) unique software that is capable of finding and correlating ocean properties; and iii) the search for water on Mars. NASA satellite data were used extensively. The teachers also were exposed to web visualization tools such as PO.DAAC's Ocean ESIP Tool (POET) to teach the importance of ocean research.
DE: 0830 Teacher training
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: Fall Meeting 2005