OOMG Science Available to Teachers Via SciREN
Lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high schoolers based on OOMG‘s CNAPS model are now available for free to the public through the Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN). SciREN helps scientists make lesson plans from their current work, and helps teachers get current science into their classrooms. OOMG members Laura McGee prepared a lesson plan titled “Looking at Hurricanes in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Track, Characteristics, and Human Impacts;” Haibo Zong prepared a plan about the effects of a winter storm on the ocean; and Jennifer Warrillow prepared “Latitude Isn’t Everything (How the Gulf Stream Makes Europe Warm).” Jennifer and Laura presented the plans at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at the SciREN networking event in September 2016.
These plans and many more are available through the SciREN portal. We’d love to hear your feedback if you use the plans, or if you’d like to see a particular topic made into a lesson. Contact us at OceanObservingAndModeling@ncsu.edu