MBARI and MBA Offer PD in NOAA Ocean Exploration Curriculum
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Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration: Professional
Development in a Curriculum for Grades 6-12
November 13, 2004
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA)
Bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your
students through the new Ocean Exploration curriculum and a CD-ROM of
the Ocean Explorer Web site
NOAA, both of which you will receive as part of the workshop. You
will receive a complete a number of hands-on activities, explore the
Web site and check out the incredible exhibits and programs offered
by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Presenters include Dr. Valerie Chase
and staff from MBARI, MBA, and the Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary Program. The focus of this workshop will be on the biology
of the oceans and the content is appropriate for science teachers
with or without a previous background in the ocean sciences.
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration is a curriculum for
teachers of Grades 6-12 that takes lessons developed for NOAA Voyages
of Discovery and the Ocean Explorer Web site and presents them in a
comprehensive scope and sequence through subject area categories that
cut across individual expeditions. Each lesson focuses on an
inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning and is correlated to
the National Science Education Standards.
The curriculum themes progress from physical science through earth
science to biological and environmental science, demonstrating the
interdisciplinary nature of ocean science. Curriculum themes are: 1)
the geologic formations that cut across expeditions (seamounts,
ridges and banks, canyons and shelves, and mid-ocean spreading
ridges), 2) using models to understand structure and functions, and
3) using real scientific data in the classroom to model scientific
work and thinking.
The Ocean Explorer Web site provides a window into the exciting real
science that coordinates with each with each lesson. Through this
approach, teachers and students have a direct connection to the
scientists whose work they are modeling in the classroom and a direct
connection to the exciting new discoveries through NOAA Ocean
Please contact Dr. George I. Matsumoto (831.775.1757 or email
mage@...) to sign up for this exciting opportunity. Spaces are
limited and enrollment will be limited to the first 24 teachers.
There is a small stipend available and all meals are included.
Preference will be given to local middle school science teachers.
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