Outreach

CYBER-ShARE will focus on the development of outreach components and educational curricula. Educating and developing the next-generation of scientists will require development of course material for both pre-college science and technology courses and undergraduate courses. The curriculum will be developed with the following challenges in mind: How can we develop students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to be successful in a globally connected, innovation driven, technological world? What curriculum can be created to develop students who are adaptive and creative innovators? CYBER-ShARE will work with existing outreach programs to involve teachers and stimulate interest in careers with the goal of increasing diversity of domestic students studying science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET). By connecting the education efforts of CYBER-ShARE with existing outreach and awareness programs, over 250 K-12 students will be touched with the objective of fostering excitement about and interest in technology and science.

Activities

Arctic Sea ICE Measurement Activity (5 E Version)

The Arctic Ice graphics editing activity is intended to integrate two concepts to Middle School students: web-based environmental science resources and multimedia editing using free (open-source) tools. These are combined in order to engage students in learning about technology and their environment in an entertaining way. ... [more]

Earthquake Audio Editing Activity (5 E Version)

The Earthquake audio editing activity is intended to integrate two concepts to Middle School students: Earthquake resources and multimedia editing using free (open-source) tools. These very different concepts are combined in order to engage students in learning about earthquakes and technology in an entertaining way. ... [more]