|Out Standing in the Field Phase II (2012-2013)|
Weather as a Way to teach the Next Generation of Science Standards
ULM Science faculty will provide hands-on experiences at local research sites that align to the Next Generation of Science Standards and Science as Literacy (CCSS) in the areas of life and physical sciences.
Project runs July 2012 to May 2013:
Out Standing in the Field Phase I (2010-2011)The project immersed middle school teachers, and when possible their students, into real world scientific data-gathering activities at three local research sites (Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Restoration Park, and Poverty Point State Historic Site), and then brought these data back into the classroom through inquiry-based activities that supplement the comprehensive curriculum and adhere to grade level expectations.
In response to local needs and LEAP and iLEAP data, the program seeks to create links between abstract data representations and those hands-on activities in the field that generate these kinds of data. In other words, to give real world meaning to the numbers, charts, and graphs that populate the middle school science curricula and standardized tests.
While the proposed project will focus on teacher professional development with an optional student component, the goal of the program is to provide at least one research site visit for diverse groups of students in participating classrooms.