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Cite abstracts as Author(s) (2010), Title, Abstract xxxxx-xxxx presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.

HR: 1340h
AN: ED53A-0513 Poster
TI: Deep ocean research meets the special education classroom
AU: *Turner, A
EM: agturner@usc.edu
AF: Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
AU: Turner, M
EM: mturner@gesd40.org
AF: Challenger Middle School, Glendale, AZ, USA
AU: Edwards, K J
EM: kje@usc.edu
AF: Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
AU: Scientific Team of IODP Expedition 327
AB: The scientific activities carried out on board the JOIDES Resolution during IODP Expedition 327: Juan de Fuca Hydrogeology (summer 2010) are exciting to elementary-level students and provide an excellent opportunity to use that enthusiasm to teach concepts outlined in state-mandated curricula. This is especially important for special education classrooms where individualized education plans are implemented to bring students up to these standards when regular classrooms have failed to do so. Using concepts from drilling and coring to geobiology and sedimentology, we have developed cross-curricular lesson plans for elementary special education students with learning and cognitive disabilities. All lesson plans include hands-on, visual and auditory activities and are aimed at using students' natural interest in real research to drive home simple concepts like integers, geography, pressure and descriptive writing. Because special education classrooms more often than not include children with variable abilities in all subjects, the lesson plans developed in this project can be adapted for several levels so that every child in the classroom can participate.
DE: [0805] EDUCATION / Elementary and secondary education
DE: [0820] EDUCATION / Curriculum and laboratory design
SC: Education and Human Resources (ED)
MN: 2010 Fall Meeting