Scientist-Educator Collaborative Workshop at the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Date: 06/03/11 11:00 am PDT - 06/04/11 5:00 pm PDT
Location: Pasadena, CA
Attendance: 50 educators maximum

Aquarius satellite
Aquarius will employ advanced technologies to make NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean salinity across the globe - an important observation for ocean and climate studies. From 650 kilometers (400 miles) above Earth's surface, Aquarius will detect changes in ocean salinity as small as a "pinch" of salt in a gallon of water.

Day 1 of the workshop will feature eminent NASA scientists who will work collaboratively with educators to examine connections between the water cycle, ocean circulation, climate and sea surface salinity. Using an online Concept Map Builder the scientist/educator teams will develop concept maps to enable effective communication of these connections.

On Day 2, educators will tour the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) facility, attach scientist-vetted content (e.g., animations and images, news items) to their online concept maps, and conduct "hands on" activities that support workshop themes. This model is based on a series of COSEE-OS workshops that team researchers and educators to better communicate scientific content.

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Contact Name: Carla Companion
Contact Phone: (207) 563-8175
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