Talking Points for Scientists or How Not to Be Nervous and Talk to Kids About Science

Talking Points for Scientists or How Not to Be Nervous and Talk to Kids About Science

Does the idea of having to explain your research to anyone under the age of 18 give you nightmares? Does the image of a classroom of 30 children cause you to hyperventilate? Does your brain go blank when confronted with youthful faces looking expectantly at you to tell them how science is done? Never fear! Talking to students (elementary to high school) can be easy-peasy if you remember the following: Keep it short and simple. Try to…

Education and Outreach Officers reporting for duty!

Education and Outreach Officers reporting for duty!

Hello there JOIDES fans! I’m Kristen, one of the onboard outreach officers for Expedition 366, and I’m thrilled to document the exciting science onboard the ship for the next 2 months as we travel along the outskirts of the Mariana trench. I, along with my co-educator Martin, will be taking you along on a virtual journey as scientists take samples of blue mud from hundreds of meters below the seafloor to learn about tectonic movement,…

Preparing Exp 360 … So exciting !

Preparing Exp 360 … So exciting !

We were three Educators to sail on the JR, Alejandra, Lucas and me, Marion. Now a fourth, chinese, Education Officer arrived in our team, Jiansong ! This team will be very important to make a great job for you ! We have met each other through webinar sessions and prepared some documents for example this trailer by Lucas: https://youtu.be/JjARVIcwZ4c< See you soon ! Marion Nous étions trois chargés d’éducation à embarquer sur le JR, Alejandra, Lucas…

Join us for a live broadcast tomorrow!

Join us for a live broadcast tomorrow!

Join us May 27th for a live broadcast aboard the JOIDES Resolution! Join us at 11am PST, 2pm EST, 7pm GMT on www.saganet.org/page/saganlive more information: http://saganet.org/events/live-broadcast-from-the-joides-resolution-ship-in-the-western-pac We will be doing a public broadcast that anyone can join via the SAGANet.org web platform. SAGANet (Social Action for a Grassroots Astrobiology Network) is an Astrobiology social network that encourages science to be accessible by posting relevant articles, hosting virtual events, through its virtual mentoring platform, and by…

A lesson learned from a videoconference with the JR

A lesson learned from a videoconference with the JR

During the last week we had a video conference with students in Sasebo-Nishi High School, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The host of Sasebo-Nishi High School was Mr. Yasuhiro Taguchi, a Science teacher who has joined "School of Rock 2009" during IODP Expedition 321T. Three of the four participants students are members of the Sciences Club, and the other one is member of the English Club. We showed them the ship's Derrick, Catwalk, and Core Laboratory. Before…

Math Minute Answers – Week 6

Math Minute Answers – Week 6

Congratulations to Carol, our final winner of the Math Minute Adopt-a-Microbe T-shirt contest! Enjoy your t-shirt. And a big thanks to all the math geeks who followed along with us during the expedition and learned how much math goes into everyday activities here on the JR. I’d like to give a shout-out to our one eager calculator who submitted answers for all 6 weeks…the grand slam of math! Way to go Paolina! These math questions…

JOIDES Resolution Playing Cards

JOIDES Resolution Playing Cards

They’re here!  These JOIDES Resolution playing cards depict images from the JOIDES Resolution drill ship, and can be used in a variety of different ways. There are four groups of cards: People, Places, Drilling, and Recreation, and each group has eight pairs of images. In addition, there is one card without a match. You can use the cards with students, family or friends to play games like Memory, Go Fish, or Old Maid, or make up one…