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AN: ED21A-0088
TI: A Partnership between English Language Learners and a Team of Rocket Scientists: EPO for the NASA SDO Extreme-Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE)
AU: * Buhr, S M
EM: susan.buhr@colorado.edu
AF: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado UCB 449, Boulder, CO 80309-0449, United States
AU: Eparvier, F
EM: Eparvier@colorado.edu
AF: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) University of Colorado, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, CO 80303-7814, United States
AU: McCaffrey, M
EM: mark.mccaffrey@colorado.edu
AF: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) University of Colorado, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, CO 80303-7814, United States
AU: Murillo, M
EM: Murillo_Luisamaria@stvrain.k12.co.us
AF: Skyline High School, 600 East Mountain View Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501, United States
AB: Recent immigrant high school students were successfully engaged in learning about Sun-Earth connections through a partnership with the NASA SDO Extreme-Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE) project. The students were enrolled in a pilot course as part of the Math, Engineering and Science Achievement MESA) program. For many of the students, this was the only science option available to them due to language limitations. The English Language Learner (ELL) students doubled their achievement on a pre- and post-assessment on the content of the course. Students learned scientific content and vocabulary in English with support in Spanish, attended field trips, hosted scientist speakers, built and deployed space weather monitors as part of the Stanford SOLAR project, and gave final presentations in English, showcasing their new computer skills. Teachers who taught the students in other courses noted gains in the students' willingness to use English in class and noted gains in math skills. The MESA-EVE course won recognition as a Colorado MESA Program of Excellence and is being offered again in 2007-08. The course has been broken into modules for use in shorter after-school environments, or for use by EVE scientists who are outside of the Boulder area. Other EVE EPO includes professional development for teachers and content workshops for journalists.
UR: http://lasp.colorado.edu/eve/
DE: 0805 Elementary and secondary education
DE: 0855 Diversity
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: 2007 Fall Meeting