Science students taking part in research
Two Morgan County science teachers are among only 44 teachers nationally to be selected to participate in its “From Learning to Research” Project during the upcoming 2012-13 school year.
Chosen were Carol Coryea from Paw Paw High School and Leigh Jenkins from Berkeley Springs High School.
The Project, which is supported by a National Science Foundation grant, provides teachers with skills and strategies to engage middle and secondary students in Earth system science research, while they are introduced to careers in the Earth sciences.
High school students in Coryea’s and Jenkins’ classes will be conducting yearlong, local climate research and sharing the results with the GLOBE community, a network of students, teachers and scientists from around the world.
The GLOBE Program is intended to help students, teachers, and scientists from around the world better understand Earth as a system.
Classes will undertake research on topics related to aerosols, surface ozone and climate, general atmospheres and climate, hydrology and climate, and land cover and biology and climate.
They will create videos detailing their work and results.
The Project is part of GLOBE’s Student Climate Research Campaign which aims to engage students in measuring, investigating and understanding the climate system in local communities and around the world.
This summer, Coryea and Jenkins attended a one-week summer institute in Boulder, Colorado, at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research where the GLOBE Program is based.
Participating teachers will continue to receive professional development and training throughout the school year.