ED24D:
Teaching with Data: Engaging Students in Learning Ocean Sciences Through Large Data Sets II Posters

Session ID#: 85850

Session Description:
Data are at the heart of what we do as scientists. Engaging students directly with data provides an opportunity to model the scientific process through inquiry and active learning. Professors seek to make concept connections, build student confidence in scientific questioning, data analysis, and synthesis in the classroom. Yet, students often struggle to work with data and data visualizations due to their limited experience and exposure to different data types, sources and forms. Students often fail to see patterns emerging in scientific data and they often ignore anomalous data or misinterpret them.  Interaction with data and marine science research, more broadly, can inform and expand students’ foundational knowledge of system interactions, and can be used to encourage the development of 21st century skills (i.e. critical thinking, problem solving) and environmental stewardship.

This session aims to present classroom labs and activities that have been developed to take advantage of the opportunities and overcome the challenges in working with large data sets. Have you come up with a new way to situate learning through local challenges with real world big data or use technology to enhance your classroom?  In this session we will share and learn from each other with the goal of creating enriched classrooms for students to learn about the importance of the ocean to our ecosystem. We invite participants to share their innovations, case studies and assessments of integrating data into the curriculum.

Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • OD - Ocean Data Management
  • SI - Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
Index Terms:
Primary Chair:  Cheryl Lee Greengrove, University of Washington Tacoma Campus, Environmental Science, Tacoma, WA, United States
Co-chairs:  Denise Bristol, Hillsborough Community College, Biological and Earth Sciences, Ruskin, FL, United States, Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, Stockton University, Pomona, United States and Logan D Brenner, Barnard College, New York, NY, United States
Primary Liaison:  Janice D McDonnell, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Youth Development, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Moderators:  Denise Bristol, Hillsborough Community College, Biological and Earth Sciences, Ruskin, FL, United States and Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, Stockton University, Pomona, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Janice D McDonnell, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Youth Development, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Buoy do they like it; Integrating authentic climate and oceanographic data in Norwegian high school curriculum (656120)
Morven Muilwijk1, Helge Drange1,2, Olaug Vetti Kvam3 and E. Zoe Walker4, (1)Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, (2)Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, (3)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, (4)UiT- The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
 
Connecting Classroom Learning and Inquiry on Climate Change to Community Observations (657580)
Jennifer Putland1, Maia Hoeberechts2 and Monika Pelz1, (1)Ocean Networks Canada, Learning and Engagement, Victoria, BC, Canada, (2)Ocean Networks Canada, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
 
Data for all via the Adopt-A-Float program: Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) (655190)
George I Matsumoto, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States
 
In Situ Sea Surface Temperature Observations and Their Errors: Student's Projects Based on ICOADS Data (657972)
Alexey Kaplan, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
 
Oceans in the News: Using Data to Evaluate Media Stories on Polar Science (646245)
Jonathan Cohen, University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, Lewes, DE, United States and Matthew J Oliver, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States
 
Exploring seasonal variability in mixed layer depth with Ocean Observatories Initiative Ocean Data Labs (655169)
Rachel Eveleth, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, United States, Karin Lemkau, Western Washington University, United States, Ian M Miller, Washington Sea Grant/Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA, United States and Charles Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
 
Implementation of Google Earth and OOI Data Exercises into an Introductory Oceanography Class (656538)
Cynthia Venn, Bloomsburg University, Environmental, Geographical & Geological Sciences, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, United States
 
Oceans and the Carbon Cycle: What Drives Air-Sea Exchange of CO2? Exploring Large Datasets from the Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) (655637)
Robert C Rhew, University of California Berkeley, Geography Department, Berkeley, CA, United States, Nadia Pierrehumbert, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, United States, Randal Reed, Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District, Red Bluff, United States, Charles Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, Stockton University, Pomona, United States
 
Oceans of Data: Enhancing Data Literacy by Bringing Real Data into Introductory Oceanography Courses (649523)
Mikelle Nuwer, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, Cheryl Lee Greengrove, University of Washington Tacoma Campus, Environmental Science, Tacoma, WA, United States, Julie E Masura, University of Washington Tacoma Campus, Tacoma, WA, United States and Deborah S Kelley, University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
 
Solving Challenges of Integrating Large Datasets into Community College Asynchronous Online Science Classes by Using a Scaffolding-Learning Cycle Approach to Teaching and Learning (656052)
Denise Bristol, Hillsborough Community College, Biological and Earth Sciences, Ruskin, FL, United States, Jessica Olney, Hillsborough Community College, Earth Sciences, Tampa, FL, United States and Peter A Sleszynski, Hillsborough Community College, Environmental Science and Technology, Plant City, FL, United States
 
Using Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI) Data to Enhance Student Learning about the Factors Affecting Primary Production in the Southern Hemisphere Polar Pacific Ocean. (644772)
Dina DiSantis, Montgomery County Community College, STEM Department, Pottstown, PA, United States, Jean Anastasia, Suffolk County Community College, Seldon, United States, Charles Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Matthew Iacchei, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI, United States
 
Using OOI Datasets to Expand Quantitative Skills in an Introductory Oceanography Course (657880)
Elizabeth S Gordon, Fitchburg State University, Earth and Geographic Sciences, Fitchburg, MA, United States