Teachers: Ready for a new school year with NOAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the new school year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  welcomes teachers and students back to school this fall. For those interested in bringing more science and data into our classrooms, the following lists exciting science and technical resource highlights featuring planet Earth.

Do more with data
NOAA is an incredible source for getting started with earth science data. In fact, we have an entire collection of data resources just for educators. If it’s your first time teaching with data, check out our classroom-ready data resources, which are all ready to go. Then dive into some of our best primary data sources from paleoclimatology to real-time ocean conditions.

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Download the new NOAA Science on a Sphere Explorer mobile app and bring beautiful visualizations of global data into the palm of your hand. Use the National Data Buoy Center to monitor water quality across the ocean. See potential flooding impacts across most of the United States and its territories with the Sea Level Rise Viewer. Become a Climate Exploreroffsite link while looking over historical and projected climate data.

Investigate the International Year of the Salmon
Did you know that 2019 is the International Year of the Salmon? Bring salmon education into your classroom with lessons and activities from our West Coast Fisheries office. Discover salmon species that are managed by NOAA Fisheries, including the three populations that NOAA scientists consider highly at-risk of extinction.

Clue into clouds
Check out the newly updated NOAA cloud chart. Learn to identify the clouds you see overhead and delve into new information about understanding the weather. Then try analyzing your own weather with JetStream and reading a weather map with SciJinks.

Become citizen scientists
Connect your students to ongoing citizen science projects, opportunities for them to participate in Earth science research. Weather monitoring is a great way to connect students with NOAA. Students can report precipitation with mobile devices using the mPING app, and schools can sign up to join the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)offsite link. If you are near a waterway, use the Marine Debris Toolkit for Educators to engage your students in research on global plastic pollution.

Educate young learners
NOAA can help you teach even the youngest students. Look through our elementary resource collection for lessons on earth, life, and physical science, as well as careers and the scientific process. Check out our partnerships with the Octonautsoffsite link: listen to our podcast about the show’s featured animals and watch our video about life on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. Find out more about weather and safety with Owlie Skywarn.

Decorate your classroom with posters and imagery
If your classroom is in need of an updated look, NOAA has you covered with high-resolution posters and images that you can download and print for free. For larger formats, check out these posters featuring the oceanoffsite linkweather, and climate. Bookmark the NOAA Satellite Image of the Day gallery for new ways to see the Earth. Scroll through the thousands of images in the NOAA Flickr library, all in the public domain.

— Source and photos: NOAA

 

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Defense Industry and Cybersecurity Executives share success stories to honor Youth Achievements in Tech

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BDPA-DC awardees for 2017 include (L-R) Brandon Craig, 2017 Member of the Year; Dr. Margaret Wood, President and CEO, WOOD Consulting Services, Inc., 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year; Ms. Elizabeth Lindsey, CEO of Byte Back, 2017 President’s Community Award; and Lieutenant General Robert S. Ferrell, U.S. Army (Retired), Vice President, Federal Strategy at World Wide Technology, Inc., 2017 BDPA-DC Lifetime Achievement Award.

WASHINGTON—Bowie State University co-hosted an annual awards gala for National BDPA’s Washington, D.C. Chapter (BDPA-DC) as industry and association members celebrated BDPA-DC’s 39th Anniversary and the 30th anniversary of BDPA Baltimore Chapter’s charter. This year’s Industry Keynote was provided by retired Navy Cryptologic Warfare Officer, Dr. Calvin Nobles, of Wells Fargo.

The event’s Industry sponsors and mission partners included the U.S. Air Force, Best Buy, Bowie State University, Connected2Tech, CSRA, D.C. Courts, Elegua Consulting, Inc., Howard University, JEF, Leidos, Lenvio, The Microsoft Store, U.S. Navy, R&K Cyber Solutions, Wells Fargo, WOOD Consulting Services, Inc., and World Wide Technology, Inc.

hscc+samsung_bdpadc2017Regional high school coders who were 2017 finalists for BDPA-DC’s High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team, received Samsung Galaxy tablets from BDPA-DC and Best Buy, one of the team’s sponsors.

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Regional college and high school students from Joint Educational Facilities (JEF) are  IT Showcase participants.  These BDPA Student Members are working on Data Science and “Smart Cities” projects with Bowie State University during their next two semesters.

The annual regional Technology & Community Awards Gala was held on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 in the University’s new Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing.  The year 2018 marks the 40th “XL” Anniversary of National BDPA’s Washington, D.C. Chapter (BDPADC.org)

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Student at Gala wins Best Buy gift card

Student wins $110 from Host BDPA Chapter correctly answering ‘Bat and Ball‘ Algorithm Challenge a few Harvard Students get wrong…

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The Question:

A bat and a ball costs $1.10. If the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?

The Algorithm:

price = $1.10
price = bat price + ball price
bat price = ball price + $1.00
price = ball price + (ball price + $1.00)

price = 2 x ball price + $1.00
1.10 = 2 * ball price + 1.00
(1.10 – 1.00)/2 = ball price
0.10/2 = ball price
0.05 = ball price

Verification and Validation (V&V)

price = bat price + ball price
$1.10 = $1.05 + $0.05

 The Correct Answer:    Ball Price = 5 ¢


National BDPA and local BDPA Chapters partner with Best Buy Children’s Foundation and The Geek Squad supporting technology inclusion initiatives in underserved communities, annual regional technology summits, the High School Computer Competition (HSCC), and national BDPA technology conferences.

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Join BDPA for the Annual BDPA Student & Alumni Brunch

WASHINGTON – Join BDPA and participating industry executives Saturday morning, December 19, 2015 8:30 AM at IHOP Restaurant in Washington, D.C.

Power Networking. Door Prizes. Internships. Entry-Level TECH Announcements for 2016. Select here to learn more…


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