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Using Ocean Observing Systems Data in K-12 Classrooms: Proceedings from a Workshop Exploring the Merit and Feasibility of Developing a National Ocean Observing Systems (NOOS) Education Product
Ocean engineers and scientists are transforming the way we experience and understand the ocean through Integrated Ocean Observing Systems (IOOS). For the first time, there will be continuous, sustained, near-realtime, multi-dimensional data available from the oceans, collected both from within the oceans using sensors systems and above using remote sensing methodologies. These data make possible inquiry-driven questions concerning the dynamic nature of the ocean's physical, biological and chemical characteristics in both time and space. These data provide unique and meaningful access to the ocean for a broad range of users. One major expected user group is K-12 educators and their students, who will be able to explore and utilize data and information from coastal observing systems in real time from the classroom. This workshop, held in July of 2005, explored the feasability of developing a collection of resources, tools, and/or classroom applications that use National Ocean Observing Systems (NOOS) data and resources to promote ocean literacy and supplement classroom learning and understanding of the ocean environment.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Atmospheric science
Type of resource:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
Subject:
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999, 2004 Stevens Institute of Technology Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education, All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-000-191
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Blanche Meeson
National Office for Integrated and Sustained Ocean Observations

Contributor: George Matsumoto
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Contact: Liesl Hotaling
The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)