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2015-2016 Workshops

Browse archived versions of the 2015 – 2016 Workshops and Related Classroom Resources 19 Sep — Arthur Lerner-Lam (LDEO Deputy Dir.) — Trends in Frontier ES Research 3 Oct — “The Hackensack River Past, Present, and Future” as an Example for Developing Innovative Lessons 14 Nov* — Allison Wing — Developing Better Understanding of Hurricanes 30 … Continued

“Enigmas and Controversy in Science: Examples from Madagascar and Russian Lakes.” with Dallas Abbott (16 Apr 2016)

“Enigmas and Controversy in Science:
Examples from Madagascar and Russian Lakes.”

with Dallas Abbott

  

Originally presented 16 Apr 2016

 

Dallas Abbott has shared her studies of impact craters around the world at E2C Workshops for more than a decade, and we are please to welcome her back for a description of the Summer 2015 field studies of the surface features found in the area of Lake Smerdyachee, Russia. This workshop provides an excellent example of the objectives embodied in the  NGSS “Nature of Science”–Science is a continuous process of discovery. Dallas and colleagues have also gained interesting insights about unusual features on Madagascar. These chevrons may provide clues to gargantuan tsunamis from an asteroid impact 10,000 years ago.

Dallas’ previous E2C program on Lake Smerdyachee: “How Did Those Rocks Get Up There? Exploring Lake Smerdyachee, Russia” (April 2015).

introductory Slide Show: Impact Craters 2016

View Dallas Abbott’s Slide Show about Madagascar and Russian Lakes 2016

[Note: The complete Power Point can be viewed through DropBox at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a0zwcyyx16rs5mo/Madagascar_Russian_Lakes_E2C_2016.pptx?dl=0]

Media articles about Dallas’s research discoveries:

“The Sky Is Falling” (The Atlantic, June 2008)

“Ancient Crash, Epic Wave” (The New York Times, Nov 14, 2006)

“Scientists Debate Evidence of Ancient Megatsunami” (National Geographic, Dec 22, 2015)

Here is where the “Enigma and Controversy” comes in:

“Giant Dunes, Not Mega-Tsunamis”

 

Resource about another of Dallas’ research projects: “Scientists Debate Evidence of Ancient Megatsunami”

 

“Impact Earth” from Purdue University

 

 

“Impact of CO2 on the Earth’s Environment: Science behind the Paris Climate Accord” with Taro Takahashi (19 Mar 2016)

“Impact of CO2 on the Earth’s Environment: Science behind the Paris Climate Accord”  with Taro Takahashi   Originally presented 19 Mar 2016 Workshop funded in part by NOAA Award Number NA15NOS0080223 through the National Ocean Service   We are honored to welcome back to E2C Dr. Taro Takahashi, the Ewing Lamont Research Professor and one … Continued

“Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets” with Frank Nitsche

“Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets– Ice and ocean interaction: consequences for sea-level rise” with Frank Nitsche   Originally presented 13 Feb 2016 Abstract: Satellite measurements are showing that the large ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are thinning and losing mass. The melting of these ice sheets is increasing sea level globally and endangering … Continued

“Developing Better Understanding of Hurricanes” with Allison Wing (14 Nov 2015)

“Developing Better Understanding of Hurricanes” with Allison Wing Originally presented 14 Nov 2015 Funded in part by NOAA Award Number NA15NOS0080223 through the National Ocean Service I am currently a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, in the Divison of Ocean and Climate Physics. I work with Dr. … Continued

Energy and the Environment — Key Ideas

Key Ideas — Energy and the Environment The Sun is the ultimate source of almost all energy for the Earth System. Small amounts also come from radioactivity and geothermal sources. Solar energy is created by nuclear fusion, which basically involves changing some of the mass in atoms of hydrogen into pure electromagnetic energy. Energy can … Continued

Teaching Weather and Climate: NGSS Connections

Connection to the Next Generation Science Standards           NGSS CONNECTIONS:  WEATHER AND CLIMATE Crosscutting Concepts Patterns Cause and Effect Scale Proportionality and Quantity Systems and System Models Energy and Matter Stability and Change Science and Engineering Practices Asking Questions and Defining Problems Developing and Using Models Planning and Carrying Out Investigations Analyzing … Continued

Teaching about Weather and Climate

No aspect of the Earth System affects everybody everyday more than does weather, and changes in global climate pose some of the greatest challenges to people and societies in this century. This workshop will offer opportunities to begin development of examples of new, NGSS-based approaches to teaching these topics in middle and high school courses. … Continued

LDEO Open House 2014

LDEO Open House 2014

Information about all Open House 2014 Public Events “E2C” is a unique professional development program designed to improve the knowledge, and teaching skills of teachers and students through interactive workshops with LDEO research scientists. E2C provides monthly Saturday sessions that focus on cutting-edge LDEO discoveries, curriculum and educational technology integration, and networking. These are open … Continued

“NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Educational Global Climate Models”/”Reading the Trees of the Lamont Campus Forest” (Sep 2005)

“NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Educational Global Climate Model” and “Reading the Trees of the Lamont Campus Forest”  Originally presented 17 Sep 2005 Our first program will feature the Educational Global Climate Change model created by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Dr. Mark Chandler and Steve Richards will provide an overview of this … Continued