CANDAC (Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change) researchers have teamed up with students and staff at schools in Ontario and Nunavut to launch a new project that encourages young people to become active researchers who monitor atmospheric conditions using scientific instruments at their school. Researchers and students work together to gather, compare and analyse data to better understand the current state of Earth's dynamic atmosphere.
Project launch at West Preparatory Junior Public School!
Ashley, Felicia, Niall, and Camille visited West Prep. on Tuesday, February 7th and Ashley, Ashley J, Rodica, and Kim visited West Prep. on Wednesday, February 8th to launch the Student-Researchers Atmospheric Collaboration. West Prep. students impressed CANDAC scientists with their understanding of Earth's atmosphere, as well as their keen interest in the ozone layer. Kindergarten and grade 2 students learned how to make temperature measurements using a thermometer, while grade 4-6 students learned how to make wind measurements using an anemometer and windsock. Students will be monitoring the weather in their region and sharing their observations with CANDAC scientists and students at other participating schools via an online project database. We are looking forward to collaborating with West Prep. this year!!
Ashley (CANDAC Outreach Facilitator)