Session 1 Active Learning Demonstrations from the Atmospheric Sciences

Monday, 7 January 2019: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
North 229AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 28th Symposium on Education
Daria B. Kluver, Central Michigan Univ., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mount Pleasant, MI and Danny E. Mattox, Univ. of Oklahoma, K-20 Center, Norman, OK

Research shows that students benefit from active learning strategies in the classroom. In this session, we request proposals for demonstrations of successful activities that attendees could use in their own teaching. Demonstrations should be active, that is, the audience members should be called on to participate in them, or a video should be shown of students performing the activity. Demonstrations should take no more than 13 minutes and be accompanied by a handout outlining the activity for participants to take home. Each demonstrator will have 2 minutes at the start of the session to introduce their activity, the grade/educational level it is aimed at, and the learning context that their activity fits into. Demonstrators will then simultaneously present through the rest of the session in a share-a-thon format, with attendees free to move between tables/activities. We ask that abstracts briefly outline the activity and learning objective, educational level the activity is aimed at, and any requests for demonstration space (e.g., video screen, table, large open space).

10:30 AM
Introductory Remarks

Understanding the Vorticity Equation (or One Term) with a Pool Noodle
Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN

Bringing the Science of Climate Change to Elementary Students with Classroom Activities from Elementary GLOBE
Becca Hatheway, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. S. Gardiner, D. M. Stanitski, J. Taylor, T. R. Harte, and K. Zarlengo

Engaging in Atmospheric Sciences with the Fluid Earth Viewer (FEVer)
Aaron B. Wilson, The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH; and J. P. Nicolas and J. Cervenec

Engaging Students with Theory and Real-World Data to Enhance Learning through Worked Examples
Casey E. Davenport, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

An Example of Using Existing Local Data to Teach Basic Principles of Weather Observation and Prediction
Michael De Antonio, New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM; and D. DuBois, G. Lundeen, J. Laney, J. Gutierrez, J. Fuentes, and A. Arredondo

Active Learning in a Distance Meteorology Class: Sky Watching with 360 Video
Sean M. Holland, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK; and R. L. Collins

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