Luquillo Schoolyard educators provide an overview of the Luquillo LTER Schoolyard program. The Luquillo schoolyard activities are organized developmentally to support the growth of scientific practices from upper elementary to high school.
This paper describes a study of the implementation of Journey to El Yunque in Puerto Rico. The results provide evidence that engaging students in the practices of ecology predicted increased understanding of population dynamics.
In this paper, we share our ongoing design-based research focused on developing an educative support to scaffold student task modeling and scientific argumentation, in the context of NGSS-aligned middle school science curricula.
This article introduces the Data Jam model which has spread across the country and is most often sponsored by long-term ecological research (LTER) sites belonging to a network funded by the National Science Foundation.
Critical Zone science provides a rich context for middle and high school students in Puerto Rico to investigate their own questions about a recent drought and historical storm events through the Luquillo Schoolyard Data Jam.
This paper is a design case that describes the evolution of the first 2 decades of development of Journey to El Yunque. It highlights the importance of designing curricular experiences around specific scientific communities of practice.
This article examines how a severe drought in Puerto Rico provided a rich context for high school students to investigate their own questions about weather and climate through a teaching strategy called Data Jam.