The Ocean System

Testimonials

Educators who take Seminars on Science courses have overwhelmingly praised the program for its exciting content, rigorous academics, wonderful instructors, and the convenience of its online course structure. Many educators come back to explore additional courses. Here is some feedback from recent course participants in this course.

"I most enjoyed the nature of the interactive discussions with the scientists as I tried to answer the open-ended questions. The nature of the questions permitted entry into the discussions at many levels of knowledge. The links expanded my awareness of the resources available online. The way that the threaded discussions required me to think carefully about the explanations I gave as well as the opportunity to see the responses others gave, and to discuss those responses."

—high school chemistry teacher



Course Content

"I liked the interactives, especially Find a Vent. This exercise showed in a very active way, from the user's point of view, how tedious, time-consuming—and with an aspect of 'needle-in-a-haystack' towards a discovery—fieldwork can be. I thought this interactive conveyed the scientific inquiry process excellently. I feel it would be very successful with high school students." —high school general science teacher

"I learned a lot of new information that will be helpful when teaching my students about the ocean. I loved how easy the weekly checklists were to follow." —elementary school general science teacher

Instructors

"It was great having access to experts in the field of ocean science. It is rare to be able to talk so closely with people who are so greatly involved with ocean science." —education graduate student

Learning Online

"I most enjoyed the nature of the interactive discussions with the scientists as I tried to answer the open-ended questions. The nature of the questions permitted entry into the discussions at many levels of knowledge. The links expanded my awareness of the resources available online. The way that the threaded discussions required me to think carefully about the explanations I gave as well as the opportunity to see the responses others gave, and to discuss those responses." —high school chemistry teacher

"I enjoyed being able to interact with people from a wide variety of locations and backgrounds. The material was very interesting. The instructor did a great job of interacting with us and helping us to fully explore the material." —middle school general science teacher



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