Polar Science and Engineering: A Model for NGSS
Ancient Warming in Antarctica? ;-)
This web seminar took place on February 27, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
standard time. The presenters were Jihong Cole-Dai,
professor of chemistry at South Dakota State University;
Jay Johnson, drill operations engineer with the University of Wisconsin
Madison's Ice Drilling Designs and Operations (IDDO) Group; and
Linda M. Morris, education and outreach program manager for the Ice Drilling
Program Office (IDPO) at Dartmouth College.
Dr. Cole-Dai began the presentation by discussing the science behind an ice core
drilling project at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide field camp. He talked
about the ability to determine past climate by analyzing evidence from polar ice
sheets. Mr. Johnson then shared information about engineering a new type of ice
core drill that allowed scientists to obtain the specific data they were looking
for. Ms. Morris provided an overview of related educational materials that can help
teachers engage students in the scientific and engineering practices in the Next
Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center
for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- "Very nice job integrating science and engineering to answer scientific questions."
- "Wonderful information really helps us with our climate unit!"
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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Underwritten by the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office and the National Science Foundation