K-12 Education

Luquillo LTER/CZO Schoolyard Data Jam


The Luquillo LTER/CZO Data Jam invites high and middle school students to find interesting ways to present scientific data to non-scientist audiences.


Students use ecological data collected at the El Yunque National Forest by the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, Luquillo LTER and USGS Water to create a project that presents the data in a non-traditional way.  An important component of the activity is encouraging students to get creative.  Project examples include children’s books, raps, videos, models, presentations, and infographics. Students will present their project at the Luquillo LTER Schoolyard Symposium hosted by the University of Puerto Rico in May, 2017.

Luquillo LTER/CZO Schoolyard Data Jam

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The Luquillo LTER/CZO Data Jam invites high and middle school students to find interesting ways to present scientific data to non-scientist audiences.


Students use ecological data collected at the El Yunque National Forest by the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, Luquillo LTER and USGS Water to create a project that presents the data in a non-traditional way.  An important component of the activity is encouraging students to get creative.  Project examples include children’s books, raps, videos, models, presentations, and infographics. Students will present their project at the Luquillo LTER Schoolyard Symposium hosted by the University of Puerto Rico in May, 2017.

Teacher and Student Information:

1- Schoolyard Data Jam dataset 

2- Registration

3- Teacher and Student guide lines

 

Important Dates:

• Friday, March 3rd, 2017 - Data Jam Registration due (students’ names submitted by teacher)

• Friday, April 7th Registration for Scientific Poster Preparation Workshop

• Friday, April 28th, 2017 - Scientific Poster Preparation Workshop

• Monday May 15th, 2017 - Annual Symposium, Luquillo LTER Schoolyard, at UPRRP

Video 'Nueastras experiencias Data Jam'

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Gallery

Data Jam 2017 Poster Session

Data Jam 2017 Poster Session. 

Luquillo CZO Poster Session

The Luquillo CZO held a Poster Session at El Portal El Yunque national forest visitors center on June 6th 2016. This session was open to the public and three groups of students from local grade schools and high schools attended and presented posters, a diorama and song created during the Data Jam. 

Data Jam Teachers Workshop

On November 18, 2016, twenty science teachers from the Puerto Rico private and public school sectors participated in a six-hour Data Jam Workshop hosted at the Forward Learning facilities in Guaynabo. The success of this effort was achieved through the collaboration among several partner groups and individuals: Dr. Steven McGee and Noelia Báez, LUQ-LTER educator representatives; Dr. Jess Zimmerman, LUQ-LTER Lead-PI; Dr. Bill McDowell, LCZO Lead-PI; Dr. Alain Planter, LCZO scientist; Martha Scholl, a USGS scientist; Miguel León, LCZO Information Manager; Alexis Torres, President of Forward Learning; Mayrelis Narváez, a science educator consultant for Forward Learning; Daniel Damelin, Lead-PI and curriculum developer of The Concord Consortium; and Mrs. Dilia Haddock, PR Department of Education Science Director.  During the workshop, teachers had the opportunity to work with the 1994 and 2015 drought data and parameters such as stream flow, rainfall, reservoir height and soil moisture. They also had access to 1992-2011 storm events data, including rainfall frequency, intensity and event duration. Both data sets were obtained from LCZO, USGS and LUQ-LTER databases. The objective was to investigate a basic ecology question and develop a claim-evidence-reasoning PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate their findings. The teachers were introduced to the Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP), which is a user-friendly, web-based data analysis platform, designed to be used by middle and high school teachers and students. CODAP will help students summarize, visualize and interpret data. Excel and PowerPoint training was also provided by Ramonita del Valle from Forward Learning. Following the workshop, the teachers will conduct data jams with their students back in the classroom over the course of the school year, motivating them to use ecological data collected in the Luquillo Experimental Forest by the LCZO, LUQ-LTER and USGS to create a project that presents the data in a non-traditional way. Students will be able to submit their creative projects for consideration to present at the annual symposium at UPRRP in May. Those teachers who successfully implement the data jam with their students are eligible be invited to participate in a Fieldwork Protocols workshop for the subsequent school year.
At the end of the workshop, 2015 Data Jam teacher participants had the chance to speak for five minutes about their experiences, explaining how they incorporated the Data Jam into their classroom activities and the teaching techniques used to motivate students’ participation.


Associated Files

Comparandola Altura del Lago Loízaen Diferentes Años de Sequía Jesús E. Avilés Mercado y Noely J. Colón Vázquez Escuela Superior Pablo Colón Berdecia Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. 2017 Data Jam.
(1 MB pdf)
Comparandola Altura del Lago Loízaen Diferentes Años de Sequía

La relación entre la precipitación y la humedad del suelo en El Verde durante el año 2015 Alina MaisonetAlcocer, Grace Rodríguez Silva. 2017 Data Jam.
(517 KB pdf)
La relación entre la precipitación y la humedad del suelo en El Verde durante el año 2015

La relación entre el flujo de agua en el Río Mameyes y los niveles de precipitación en El Verde. Sara Abreu Sánchez y Karla Rodríguez Delgado. 2017 Data Jam.
(528 KB pdf)
La relación entre el flujo de agua en el Río Mameyes y los niveles de precipitación en El Verde

Comparación de la precipitación en El Verde, Rio Grande Puerto Rico, durante los años 1994 y 2015. Arnaldo González Rivera y Paula S. Figueroa Morales. 2017 Data Jam.
(381 KB pdf)
Comparación de la precipitación en El Verde, Rio Grande Puerto Rico, durante los años 1994 y 2015

Estudio comparativode la precipitacióndiariaen la estaciónEl Verde en los años1994 y 2015 EscuelaDra. MaríaTeresa Delgado de Marcano, San Lorenzo. Aliarys Rivera Rodríguez y Xavier O. Gómez Navarro
(2 MB pdf)
Estudio comparativode la precipitacióndiariaen la estaciónEl Verde en los años1994 y 2015

Comparación en la elevación de la superficie del agua en el Lago Lucchetti y Lago Loiza 2014 -2015. 2017 Data Jam.
(16 MB jpg)
Comparación en la elevación de la superficie del agua en el Lago Lucchetti y Lago Loiza 2014 -2015.

Correlation between temperature and streamflow of the Mameyes River (1994 and 2015). Isel J. Figueroa Marcano. 2017 Data Jam.
(687 KB pdf)
Correlation between temperature and streamflow of the Mameyes River (1994 and 2015).

La Aventura de Daniel y Peter. YelanisLoyola. 2017 Data Jam.
(121 KB pdf)
La Aventura de Daniel y Peter.

Aquionex y La Diosa Del Yunqué. Isel Figueroa. 2017 Data Jam.
(15 MB pdf)
Aquionex y La Diosa Del Yunqué.

La naturaleza habla en Loíza. Michelle M. Abreu. 2017 Data Jam.
(186 KB pdf)
La naturaleza habla en Loíza

Estudio comparativo del efecto de los eventos de sequía en el flujo de corriente del Rio Mameyes en los años 1994 y 2015. 2016 Data Jam.
(597 KB pdf)
Proster presented at the LCZO Annual Meeting a product of the Data Jam activity by Krisielys Rodríguez de Jesús, Demian Laclaustra, Vineilly Rosado, Jennifer Otero. Supervized by teachers Arlene Gómez y Yomaira Ortiz of the Carmen L. Feliciano Carreras School in Palmer, Río Grande, PR

Estudio comparativo de la precipitación acumulada en los años 1994 y 2015 en El Verde. 2016 Data Jam.
(526 KB pdf)
Proster presented at the LCZO Annual Meeting a product of the Data Jam activity by Yasiel I. Ortiz Colón y Daismarie Marrero Maldonado. Escuela Superior Pablo Colón Berdecia Barranquitas, Puerto Rico

La cancion de "global warming vs drought" de Jean Paul Ortiz y Jonathan Rodriguez. 2016 Data Jam.
(3 MB mp3)
Two Students Jean Paul Ortiz and Jonathan Rodriguez created this song as part of the Data Jam activity in 2016.

La relación entre la precipitación diaria en El Verde y los niveles del embalse del Lago Loíza durante los períodos de sequía y lluvia en los años 1994 y 2015. 2016 Data Jam.
(292 KB pptx)
Poster is a product of the Data Jam activity by Jaleisha J. Vélez Velázquez, Andrea Rivera Rodríguez & Glenda Almodóvar, MA. Ed.

Creación de Póster en PowerPoint
(1 MB pdf)
Creación de Póster en PowerPoint

Logos
(814 KB pptx)
Organization Logos (CZO, LTER, IITF, USGS and others) for Data Jam posters



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