COSEE-TEK sponsored three Teacher Technology Experiences (TTE’s) this summer, each was lead by researchers at the University of Connecticut’s Department of Marine Sciences and highlighted their research program and the technologies they use to study the ocean. Teachers and informal educators were actively involved in the field research, sample collection and analysis of data. All of the data and resources from each TTE including field photos, water quality data, and presentations are accessible for education resource development via Google Docs (click here). By providing full access to the broad sweep of data collected via Google Docs, we encourage the creation of new resources and expect this collection to grow with time.
In addition, some resources have been developed by COSEE-TEK and collaborators to address specific themes in ocean science and technology. Resources include (or will include) interactive maps of field sites, lesson plans for high school education, classroom activities, slideshows of highlight photos, video clips and instruction manuals. Please click the links below or on the left to access all of the existing resources under specific categories.
Teachers who are interested in contributing to COSEE-TEK are encouraged to follow the activities on our website, explore resources developed, and contact us for future opportunities.
The COSEE-TEK DIY hydrophone project has evolved over the years with design improvements, refined methods, and increased collaboration with community colleges and the Marine Technology for Teachers and Students (MaTTS) program at University of Rhode Island.This 28 minute YouTube video describes all of the parts, tools and steps necessary to construct an affordable hydrophone (~$45) for use by teachers and students to explore underwater sounds. Click here to download the complimentary Material List and Fabrication Instructions (Version 4.0, Modified for MaTTS [6/25/2014]).