Candice Autry’s (TAS, 2006) Students Visit NOAA’s Science on a Sphere

Candice Autry (TAS 2006) taught her seventh and eighth grade students at the Sheridan School in Washington DC several global concepts this year such as: climate change, sea level rise, population density, plate tectonics, and food vs feed. On May 13, 2014, Ms. Autry and her colleagues, Mr. Simon Kanter and Mr. Mike Stoll, brought their eighth-grade students to NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS) in Silver Spring, MD. SOS is an animated globe that shows dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans, and land of a planet. With the instruction and knowledge that NOAA Education’s Britta Culbertson brought to the SOS demonstration, concepts taught in the classroom are often considered intangible and abstract, were “brought to life” in this visual experience. Ms. Autry’s seventh grade students will also visit the SOS on May 15, 2014. 

A class of students sitting listening to a presentation with a large sphere in the center.
Sheridan School eighth grade students during the Science on a Sphere presentation