Using authentic data from NSF’s ocean observatories initiative in undergraduate teaching an invitation

Cheryl Greengrove, C. Sage Lichtenwalner, Hilary I. Palevsky, Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, Silke Severmann, Dax Soule, Stephanie Murphy, Leslie M. Smith, Kristen Yarincik

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Abstract

There are many benefits to using real data in undergraduate science education, including building analytical and problem-solving skills and visualizing concepts through real-world examples. The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) provides a unique source of continuous, long-term oceanographic data from multiple locations in the world ocean. Each of these arrays hosts a suite of co-located instruments that measure physical, chemical, geological, and biological properties. Existing educational resources derived from OOI data can be leveraged for undergraduate teaching activities in and beyond the classroom. We provide example applications of the use of OOI resources in lesson plans and in research experiences for undergraduates. There are also abundant opportunities for new resources to be developed by the community. Our goal is to guide educators in determining appropriate OOI data sets and applications for their own needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-73
Number of pages12
JournalOceanography
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography

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