10 August, 2002
Passing My Experience to Others
Today at CRREL
It is another gorgeous day at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering
Laboratory on the New Hampshire/Vermont border. We 12 pre-field
experience TEAs have been learning what it takes to be a polar field
researcher for the last six days.
What we are doing
Today we examined how to transfer our field experience to others. Each
TEA will form a collaborative group with at least three other teachers
and work on implementing inquiry-based learning, not only about polar
regions, but about science in general, in classrooms and curriculums
around the country.
We looked at many inquiry-based web sites where students can research
answers to their burning questions. One good one that was recounted
was The American
Museum of Natural History; they have been taking
pictures of their vast collections and they are available for public
view, along with the research notes, some of which date back 100 years.
We have had a very busy week and most of our heads are spinning wit the immense task before us. We are getting ready to leave for home but we have made a special bond here. I came here with 11 other TEAs and I’m leaving here with 11 good friends.
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