EarthLabs is an ongoing curriculum development project of TERC, a non-profit research and development group that supports math and science education for learners of all ages.
The National Science Foundation has funded TERC to develop a set of high school curriculum units or "modules" that help students understand the relationship between climate and the Earth system, with its cycles that occur at frequencies that range from daily and seasonally to thousands or tens of thousands of years.
The Climate EarthLabs project is now accepting applications from high school science teachers who are interested in partnering with TERC in a Research Implementation of the Climate Detectives module. While the module is essentially complete, it is still being refined, so your participation in the research effort and in providing feedback will help improve it.
Research Implementation involves the following elements:
1. Collect and forward signed consent forms from
- Teacher (you)
- School principal
- Possibly your school district (depends on district policy)
- Parents and/or students.
2. Have students complete an on-line pre-test before they start the module.
3. Teach the Climate Detectives module prior to May 15, 2016..
4. Complete a brief online feedback form for each of the six sections or "Labs"
5. Arranging for a colleague to observe one class period
6. Have students complete an on-line post-test within 2 weeks of finishing the module
Honorarium: For managing the forms and logistics described above related to the research effort you will receive a $350. honorarium. In addition you will also receive a materials allowance of $150.
To participate in the Research Implementation, complete the Partner Teacher Application