On Saturday, December 10th, 2018 we successfully held our third Teacher Data Jam Workshop of the Luquillo LTER Schoolyard Program. On this occasion, accompanied by a group of 24 dedicated and adventurous educators; and an excellent staff from the Forward Learning Company, whom we thank for their hard work that lead to the workshop success. It is essential to thank the scientists and experts of Luquillo CZO, USGS, Concord Consortium and Luquillo LTER, who facilitated the process and provided us with workshop data. Special thanks to Dr. Steven McGee for taking the lead of introducing the Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP) in Spanish!
The Luquillo LTER Data Jam invites high and middle school students to find interesting ways to present scientific data to non-scientist audiences.
Students use ecological data collected at the El Yunque National Forest by the Luquillo LTER, Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, and USGS Water to create a project that presents the data in a non-traditional way. An important component of the activity is encouraging students to get creative. Project examples include children’s books, raps, videos, models, presentations, and infographics. Students will present their project at the Luquillo, Sevilleta and Jornada LTER’s Schoolyard Symposium hosted virtually via ZOOM on Friday, May 9th, 2021.
LTER Schoolyard data jam dataset
Registration (coming soon)
Teacher and Student Information:
1- What do these data mean? An introduction to hydrology variables for students en Español.
2- Teacher instructions for introducing the Data Jam to students en Español.
3- Teacher and Student guide lines
4- Access other CZO data
5- How to guide for creating a poster
6- Poster templates
7- Logos for use on posters
8- Developing a research question en español.
• Friday, March 5th and 12th 2021- Teacher Data Jam Workshops (virtual)
• Friday, April 9th 2021- Student Data Jam Workshop (virtual)
• Friday, May 7th 2021- Data Jam students presentations at Annual Symposium (virtual)
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