ED21A:
Teaching with Data: Engaging Students in Learning Ocean Sciences Through Large Data Sets I

Session ID#: 92743

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:  Cheryl Lee Greengrove, University of Washington Tacoma Campus, Environmental Science, Tacoma, WA, United States and Logan D Brenner, Columbia University, New York, 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:

Easy Online Visualization of Oceanographic Data Using NOAA’s ERDDAP Data Servers (643510)
Cara Wilson, NOAA/NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Monterey, CA, United States and Dale H Robinson, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Engaging students and teachers in science learning and data literacy through inquiry with real time data in the context of locally relevant climate change phenomena (636286)
Emily L Weiss1, Sarah Pedemonte2, Jude Apple3 and Catherine Halversen1, (1)University of California Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mt. Vernon, WA, United States
Design and Delivery of a Novel Research-Based Undergraduate Curriculum: Proficiency in Ocean Data Science (PODS). (653428)
Lucie Maranda1, Robert A. Pockalny2, Bruce D Campbell3 and Christopher R Kincaid1, (1)University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (3)Brown University, Computer Science, Providence, RI, United States
Engaging 7-12 grade STEM audiences using novel low-cost sensors as teaching tools for environmental science learning modules (657561)
Brian T Glazer, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States and UH Manoa SMART Ala Wai research and education team
Using Authentic Data from the Ocean Observatories Initiative in Undergraduate Teaching (652190)
Hilary I Palevsky1, Cheryl Lee Greengrove2, Charles Sage Lichtenwalner3, Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert4, Silke Severmann5, Dax Christian Soule6, Stephanie Murphy7, Leslie Smith8 and Kristen Yarincik7, (1)Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States, (2)University of Washington Tacoma Campus, Environmental Science, Tacoma, WA, United States, (3)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (4)Stockton University, Pomona, United States, (5)Rutgers University, Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (6)CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY, United States, (7)Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC, United States, (8)Your Ocean Consulting, Knoxville, United States
OOI Data Explorations: A Collection of Online Data Visualization Activities to Engage Introductory Undergraduate Students (647781)
Charles Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Janice D McDonnell, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Youth Development, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Catherine Halversen, University of California Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA, United States, Dax Christian Soule, CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY, United States, Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, Stockton University, Pomona, United States and Kristin I Hunter-thomson, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
OOI Data Labs Workshops: Equipping professors with the tools to tap into a fire hose of ocean data for undergraduate education (656876)
Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, United States, Dax Christian Soule, CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY, United States, Brooke Arlite Love, Western Washington University, Shannon Point Marine Center, Bellingham, WA, United States, Ellen A R Iverson, Carleton College, SERC, Northfield, MN, United States, Ellen Altermatt, Carleton College, Science Education Resource Center, Northfield, MN, United States, Janice D McDonnell, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Youth Development, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Charles Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Catherine Halversen, University of California Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA, United States, Kristin I Hunter-thomson, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Denise Bristol, Hillsborough Community College, Biological and Earth Sciences, Ruskin, FL, United States
Teaching Students Plate Tectonics and Seafloor Magmatism Using Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) Data and Resources (644613)
Benjamin R Jordan, Brigham Young University - Hawaii, Laie, HI, United States and Charles Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States