How Do We Teach Ocean Concepts in the High School Earth Science Classroom?
Date: 05/03/12 7:00 PM ET - 05/03/12
Location: Online Webinar

This webinar will show how selected inquiry-based labs are used to engage students in the entire scientific process and develop skills needed for future science classes.  Students collect and organize data, inquire, predict, experiment, analyze, and use technology to explore concepts that crosscut Earth Science disciplines. Specifically, the webinar will show how oceans are used to strengthen the student's understanding of pressure, density, heat energy, and salinity, and then how we connect these concepts to the ocean - atmosphere interface and its roll in climate change.

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Ted Taylor 
Ted Taylor
Educator, Bangor High School

Ted Taylor teaches freshmen Earth Science and an upper-level class in Environmental Studies at Bangor High School in Bangor, Maine. He is a Professional Maine Geologist and holds a BA degree from Colby College and an MS degree from Lehigh University, both in Geology, and a Maine Teaching Certificate with a Physical Science endorsement. Ted spent 17 years in the consulting industry, investigating hazardous waste sites and industrial facilities for environmental contamination before switching to education. His classes focus on teaching the scientific process through inquiry and real-world applications.

Ted was a participating educator in the COSEE-OS Fall 2010 ROLE Model Webinar Series and in the Teaching Sciences by Ocean Inquiry Workshop at the Darling Marine Center in 2006. In 2011, he participated in the COSEE-OS Educator-Scientist Collaborative at NASA/JPL, demonstrating hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom to teach students about salinity and temperature; interned with Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) eelgrass researchers; and spent a week with high school students on a COSEE-OS funded science and research program targeting the restoration of eelgrass in Frenchman Bay. He has been a teacher at Bangor High School since 2000.

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