Calling all teachers! Dive into currents to better understand water and energy – in the classroom and in the field! Sign up for a summer institute about “Inquiry- Based Science: Investigating Water & Energy Concepts in the State Frameworks.” The workshop will be held on Cape Cod July 6-17.
With workshop partners Ocean Quest, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, the National Marine Life Center, and the Museum Institute on Teaching Science, you will learn how currents impact important life systems. Through art, literature, math, and science, you will see how currents drive vital cycles on land, in the ocean, and in the air. Explore the direction and speed of real currents using a current drifter, GPS and mapping techniques during a cruise on a research vessel in Woods Hole. Go sailing aboard “Sarah” to learn how currents reduce energy costs, aid exploration, and power recreational activities. Investigate how animals and plants are carried around the world by currents. Learn why some marine animals strand and how a stranded sea turtle receives medical help by going behind the scenes of a marine life center. Visit a working research center and observe how coastal energy sources impact energy use. In addition, you will receive proven, and develop new, hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum for your classroom. PDP credits available.