Read Community Blog: “Spotlight on Using Mosquito Habitat Mapper for IVSS Reports”
In a recent GLOBE Community Blog, Dorian Janney, GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign Coordinator, discusses how high school students in GLOBE teacher Mercy Molina’s 11th grade class are working to investigate aspects of mosquitoes in their region.
“The International School at Largo is a unique high school as it focuses on working with students for whom English is a second language, and who have come to the United States within the past four years,” Janney states in the blog. “Mercy Molina, a phenomenal science teacher, heard about The GLOBE Program late last year when a member of the Global Precipitation Measurement science team visited her school. She reached out to me to see if there were authentic investigations related to NASA that her students could become involved in, and I got her started learning about GLOBE and GLOBE Observer. She was so excited that she worked with her principal and myself to develop an elective course that would GLOBE protocols.”
“After learning about The GLOBE Program and GLOBE Observer, her students decided they would like to focus on learning more about mosquitoes and mosquito-transmitted disease. One student in the class had contracted chikungunya in his home country, and another had experienced being sick with dengue fever. After learning some of the basics about mosquitoes, they came up with the following questions to investigate. Each group will focus on researching one of these questions for their IVSS reports.”
In the blog, Janney offers to reach out and offer assistance to those thinking about using the Mosquito Habitat Mapper as part of their 2020 International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS) investigations.
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