Enlightening Lightning! Coupling Earth Systems Research to K-12 Education Using Planetarium Presentations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608194
Title:
Enlightening Lightning! Coupling Earth Systems Research to K-12 Education Using Planetarium Presentations
Authors:
Orville, Richard E.; House, D.; Hibbs, M.
Abstract:
This is a two-year project to produce a curriculum ensemble on the topic of thunderstorms and lightning for middle school students (grades 5 through 8). A multi-media visual program has been developed for presentation in a planetarium setting, along with companion written and laboratory materials designed for classroom use. This is a pilot project with three overriding objectives. First, we have created materials to educate students in the fundamental concepts of thunderstorm and lightning processes. Second, we have demonstrated the capacity of the planetarium as an out-of-classroom milieu for learning and teaching about the physical systems of the atmosphere and earth. Third, we have developed this curriculum ensemble as the first in a series of planetarium-based programs addressing the middle school science curriculum standards related to the study of the global climate and hydrologic systems. These objectives directly support national goals to improve education in science and mathematics, advance the sense of excitement in students of all ages regarding the study of science and mathematics, and bring innovative science and math learning experiences to all students, including minority and other populations with scarce educational resources. This project provides an innovative way for students to learn about thunderstorms and lightning (and later, about other earth and atmospheric processes), including both basic information and current scientific research.
Affiliation:
Texas A&M University (TX)
Journal:
Geoscience Education - Poster
Issue Date:
9-Jan-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608194
Submitted date:
2016-03-14
Document Source:
Grey Literature
Language:
English Abstract Only
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Report or Description
Learning Environment:
Formal
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Subjects:
Middle/Secondary School
Construct:
Content Knowledge
Content:
Lightning and Thunderstorms
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorOrville, Richard E.en
dc.contributor.authorHouse, D.en
dc.contributor.authorHibbs, M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:06:05Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:06:05Zen
dc.date.issued2005-01-09en
dc.date.submitted2016-03-14en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608194en
dc.description.abstractThis is a two-year project to produce a curriculum ensemble on the topic of thunderstorms and lightning for middle school students (grades 5 through 8). A multi-media visual program has been developed for presentation in a planetarium setting, along with companion written and laboratory materials designed for classroom use. This is a pilot project with three overriding objectives. First, we have created materials to educate students in the fundamental concepts of thunderstorm and lightning processes. Second, we have demonstrated the capacity of the planetarium as an out-of-classroom milieu for learning and teaching about the physical systems of the atmosphere and earth. Third, we have developed this curriculum ensemble as the first in a series of planetarium-based programs addressing the middle school science curriculum standards related to the study of the global climate and hydrologic systems. These objectives directly support national goals to improve education in science and mathematics, advance the sense of excitement in students of all ages regarding the study of science and mathematics, and bring innovative science and math learning experiences to all students, including minority and other populations with scarce educational resources. This project provides an innovative way for students to learn about thunderstorms and lightning (and later, about other earth and atmospheric processes), including both basic information and current scientific research.en
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dc.language.isoEnglish Abstract Onlyen
dc.titleEnlightening Lightning! Coupling Earth Systems Research to K-12 Education Using Planetarium Presentationsen
dc.typeGrey Literatureen
dc.contributor.departmentTexas A&M University (TX)en
dc.identifier.journalGeoscience Education - Posteren
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Report or Descriptionen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.contentLightning and Thunderstormsen
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
dc.istar.subjectMiddle/Secondary Schoolen
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