NASA Wavelength: Creating a Buzz in the Earth Science Classroom

Friday 1:45pm REC Center Large Ice Overlook Room


Russanne Low, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Undergraduate educators employing team-based learning or a flipped classrooms frequently feature in-class activities that can be completed in all or part of a single class period. In this theme session, we introduce short, data-rich inquiry investigations that can serve as introductory explorations in a flipped class format or computer lab. The data resources presented here highlight exploring the Earth's energy budget, albedo and shrinking glaciers and support student investigations of global climate change.

The resources introduced in this session are found in the reviewed educational resource collection found in NASA Wavelength, a digital library supporting K-16 Earth and Space science education. Use NASA Wavelength to quickly and easily locate resources, and share your discoveries through social media, email and more. In this introductory session, we will demonstrate how NASA Wavelength's List Function can be used by faculty to create handouts for students to guide homework or flipped classroom assignments, and how your lists can be shared with others. You will access all the resources presented in this themed session through a list we've created for you in NASA Wavelength. You'll leave this session with an integrated set of resources that students can employ as they learn about dwindling land ice in the Northern hemisphere- and you will also know where to find similar kinds of materials that will support instruction in a wide variety of other Earth science topics.