The general objective of the project was to develop a new awareness about current, real and significant environmental problems.
Specific objectives included: 1) Read and research Earth observation and the assigned Societal Benefit Area, 2) Prepare for and participate in an online videoconference with an expert from Earthzine or NASA, and 3) Write, design and present a scientific poster according to defined parameters.
Students had the additional objective of working in groups. In one activity, each student had one minute to present a summary of a text to their teammates, as two other groups looked on. Then, students from all three groups could comment and ask questions or make suggestions.
As the result of a review process with Earthzine, four of the posters were selected to be presented here. Earthzine hopes to work with other high schools around the world to facilitate similar student research projects.
Link to Spanish version available here.
St. George’s School, Weather Team , posted on April 5th, 2012
Researchers explore why the Amazon ÛÒ ÛÏEarthÛªs lungÛ ÛÒ has become a major source of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. How can this be happening in the Amazon, which is a main source of oxygen?
St. George’s School, Ecosystems Team , posted on April 5th, 2012
Students conduct an analysis of the current social and economic effects of the ÛÏEl NiÌ±oÛ phenomenon in Colombia, including satellite images of different climate elements affected by this phenomenon.
St. George’s School, Climate Team , posted on April 5th, 2012
It is important for people to be aware of the natural disasters they might face in order to respond and avoid major consequences. It is necessary to have correct information to analyze the impact of a disaster, in this case, a hurricane.
St. George’s School, Disasters Team , posted on April 5th, 2012