Live Calls

During the course of the cruise, the scientists and crew aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer participated in a series of Live Calls with middle school students back in the United States. These calls were designed to support the classroom efforts of the educators who participated in the summer’s Ross Sea teacher workshop.

Each call featured a quick update on the cruise, and then offered students an opportunity to ask questions about the research being conducted at sea. Recordings of each call were posted here shortly after the call was completed, so everyone can listen in on the action.

* A discussion about the technology that goes into making theses Live Calls happen can be accessed at: Live Call Technology.

Live Call Schedule

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 1:00PM (Quicktime 51 MB)

  • Participating Scientists: Dr. Josh Kohut, Chris Linder
  • Participating Schools: Toms River (NJ), Sea Girt (NJ)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 @ 1:00PM (Quicktime 54.9 MB)

  • Participating Scientists: Dr. Becky Gast (WHOI), Dr. Chris Measures (U. Hawaii), Chris Linder
  • Participating Schools: Trenton (NJ), West New York (NJ)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 @ 12:00PM (Quicktime 53.7 MB)

  • Participating Scientists: Dr. Phoebe Lam (WHOI), Dr. Walker Smith (VIMS), Chris Linder
  • Participating Schools: Tarzana (CA), Wyckoff (NJ)

Friday, February 4, 2011 @ 12:30PM (Quicktime 56.2 MB)

  • Participating Scientists: Dr. Becky Gast (WHOI), Dr. Josh Kohut (Rutgers), Chris Linder, Hugh Powell
  • Participating Schools: Newton (NJ)

Monday, February 7, 2011 @ 11:30AM (Quicktime 44.5 MB)

  • Participating Scientists: Dan Ohnemus (WHOI), Elizabeth Halliday (WHOI), Chris Linder, Hugh Powell
  • Participating Schools: Roselle Park (NJ)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 @ 1:00PM (Quicktime 61.5 MB)

  • Participating Scientists: Dr. Becky Gast (WHOI), Dr. Adam Kustka (Rutgers), Chris Linder, Hugh Powell
  • Participating Schools: Florham Park (NJ), Fords (NJ), Freehold (NJ), Monclair (NJ)

Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:00PM (Quicktime 52.2 MB)

  • Participating Scientists: Captain Magrahbi, Dr. Josh Kohut (Rutgers), Chris Linder
  • Participating Schools: Newton (NJ), Nutley (NJ), Wyckoff (NJ)

Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 1:00PM (Quicktime 46.6 MB)

  • Participating Scientists: Dr. Adam Kustka (Rutgers), Dr. Bob Sanders (Temple), Chris Linder
  • Participating Schools: Allendale (NJ), Caldwell (NJ), Toms River (NJ)

Friday, February 11, 2010 @ 12:00PM (Quicktime 47.4 MB)

  • Participating Scientists: Dr. Walker Smith (VIMS), Chris Linder, Hugh Powell
  • Participating Schools: Cranford (NJ), Franklin Lakes (NJ), Newton (NJ)

For more information on the participating scientists, please check out the Science Team page.

Educators and others who would like to listen in on the live calls should contact Sage Lichtenwalner.

Tips from educators on how to get your students to develop good questions:

  • “If you can google it, then don’t ask it…” as a rule.
  • Do a lot of modeling about what makes a good question ~ giving a quick 5 minute talk while showing the pictures and then doing a think-aloud to come up with questions.
  • “If you could talk to your favorite quarterback for 10 minutes ~ what would you ask him?” as a warm-up to developing questions.
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