DataStreme Ocean is a precollege teacher enhancement program of the AMS/NOAA Cooperative Program for Earth System Education (CPESE). The program is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
DataStreme Ocean explores the ocean in the Earth system with special emphasis on (1) the flow and transformations of water and energy into and out of the ocean, (2) the internal properties and workings of the ocean, (3) interactions between the ocean and the other components of the Earth system (hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere), and (4) the human/societal impacts on and response to those interactions. This approach is inquiry-based and consistent in methodology and goals with the National Science Education Standards.
DataStreme Ocean is pedagogically guided by a teaching approach (Project-Based Science) that seeks to engage learners in exploring their world by investigating meaningful questions. DataStreme Ocean incorporates driving questions, investigations, collaboration, technology, and artifacts.
Find out how to participate.
There are spaces available in the Fall 2009 Online Learning DataStreme Ocean course.
There are DataStreme Ocean learning teams in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine.