92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Monday, 23 January 2012
Career College for Tweens
Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Claire Waites, AMS Education, Daphne, AL

Career College for Tweens

A “Tween” can be classified as an adolescent student between the ages of elementary and high school. As anyone can attest to that has lived or worked with “Tweens” academics is not their main priority. Yet, during this time “Tween's” are asked to make important career decisions by choosing a diploma path and course of study for high school. More times than not “Tweens” have not seen the importance of their middle school course work and are left behind unable to build toward a chosen career path.

The main objective or goal of the career college is to allow “Tweens” or middle school students to actively investigate potential careers within the math and science fields before essential curriculum decisions and while there is still time to gain interest and skill in math and science procedures.

Students are actively engage in data collection and analysis and are required to present their findings and conclusions in a prepared written laboratory report or a “professional” presentation. Analysis must include all aspects of the scientific method.

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