Poster Title

New Curriculum: Soil & Water Science AND Weather & Climate Science

Location

DLR (Hall of Discovery and Learning Research)

Event Website

www.conf.purdue.edu/p12network

Description

Natalie will present an overview the content of two new (2015) curricula designed for youth in grades 3 through 12. Soil and Water Science; Weather and Climate Science. Three booklets are included in each curriculum. Level 1, for youth in grades 3-5, introduces basic terms and concepts. Level 2 activities, for youth in grades 6-8, help youth put the basic concepts into action to understand more advanced concepts and interactions. Level 3 manuals delve more deeply into important concepts and helps prepare youth to be well informed and for advanced studies at college or university.

  • Level 3 Soil & Water Science: activities are divided into chapters based on how youth might use the information they have learned — as a homeowner, as a resident of a watershed, as a food and fiber producer, as a mayor, as a teacher, and as a legislator.
  • Weather & Climate Science: Level 3 is divided into weather and climate sections. The weather section includes the study of air masses, wind chill and heat indexes, and weather station models. The climate section includes the study of climographs, the energy balance, and investigation of climate change.

A facilitator’s guide for the adult working with the learner(s) is available for each youth manual. These guides include a brief background for each activity, suggestions for working with youth, connections to other topics or ideas, science standards, and success indicators.

The manuals may be downloaded from Purdue University’s The Education Store (www.edustore.purdue.edu). Level 1 is also available in print.

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informal, education, science, soil, water, weather, climate, experiential, hands-on

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New Curriculum: Soil & Water Science AND Weather & Climate Science

DLR (Hall of Discovery and Learning Research)

Natalie will present an overview the content of two new (2015) curricula designed for youth in grades 3 through 12. Soil and Water Science; Weather and Climate Science. Three booklets are included in each curriculum. Level 1, for youth in grades 3-5, introduces basic terms and concepts. Level 2 activities, for youth in grades 6-8, help youth put the basic concepts into action to understand more advanced concepts and interactions. Level 3 manuals delve more deeply into important concepts and helps prepare youth to be well informed and for advanced studies at college or university.

  • Level 3 Soil & Water Science: activities are divided into chapters based on how youth might use the information they have learned — as a homeowner, as a resident of a watershed, as a food and fiber producer, as a mayor, as a teacher, and as a legislator.
  • Weather & Climate Science: Level 3 is divided into weather and climate sections. The weather section includes the study of air masses, wind chill and heat indexes, and weather station models. The climate section includes the study of climographs, the energy balance, and investigation of climate change.

A facilitator’s guide for the adult working with the learner(s) is available for each youth manual. These guides include a brief background for each activity, suggestions for working with youth, connections to other topics or ideas, science standards, and success indicators.

The manuals may be downloaded from Purdue University’s The Education Store (www.edustore.purdue.edu). Level 1 is also available in print.

http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/p12nsummit/posters/2016/22