2006 Fall Meeting Cite abstracts as Author(s) (2006), Title, Eos Trans. AGU,
(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract xxxxx-xx

HR: 08:45h
AN: ED11C-03
TI: Climate Literacy Through Student-Teacher-Scientist Research Partnerships
AU: Niepold, F
EM: frank.niepold@noaa.gov
AF: NOAA Climate Program Office, 1100 Wayne Ave., Suite 1200, Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
AU: Brooks, D
EM: dbrooks@mcs.drexel.edu
AF: Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut, Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
AU: Lefer, B
EM: blefer@uh.edu
AF: University of Houston, Geosciences Department, 4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX 77004 United States
AU: Linsley, A
EM: alinsley@swbell.net
AF: Bellaire High School,, 5100 Maple, Bellaire, TX 77401 United States
AU: * Duckenfield, K
EM: kea.duckenfield@noaa.gov
AF: NOAA Climate Program Office, 1100 Wayne Ave., Suite 1200, Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
AB: Expanding on the GLOBE Program's Atmosphere and Aerosol investigations, high school students can conduct Earth System scientific research that promotes scientific literacy in both content and the science process. Through the use of Student-Teacher-Scientist partnerships, Earth system scientific investigations can be conducted that serve the needs of the classroom as well as participating scientific investigators. During the proof-of-concept phase of this partnership model, teachers and their students developed science plans, through consultation with scientists, and began collecting atmospheric and aerosol data in support of the Gulf of Mexico Atmospheric Composition and Climate Study (GoMACCS) campaign in Houston Texas. This effort uses some pre-existing GLOBE materials, but draws on a variety of other resources to tailor the teacher development activities and intended student participation in a way that addresses local and regional problems. Students and teachers have learned about best practices in scientific inquiry and they also helped to expand the pipeline of potential future scientists and researchers for industry, academia, and government. This work began with a Student-Teacher-Scientist partnership started in 2002 during a GLOBE Aerosol Protocol Cross- Ground Validation of AERONET with MODIS Satellite Aerosol Measurements. Several other GLOBE schools, both national and international, have contributed to this research. The current project support of the intensive GoMACCS air quality and atmospheric dynamics field campaign during September and October of 2006. This model will be evaluated for wider use in other project-focused partnerships led by NOAA's Climate Program Office.
DE: 0305 Aerosols and particles (0345, 4801, 4906)
DE: 0805 Elementary and secondary education
DE: 0830 Teacher training
DE: 1610 Atmosphere (0315, 0325)
DE: 1640 Remote sensing (1855)
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: 2006 Fall Meeting