Principal Investigator: Tamara Shapiro Ledley

Funders: National Science Foundation

The project provides middle school teachers with the ability to access and analyze Earth science data sets, use data analysis tools (IT), and adapt them in a way that addresses both the interests and curricular needs of their students. The program involves 75 middle school teachers over three years, 150 middle school students in the summer workshops, and up to 9,000 students during the school year as the teachers implement the activities they developed during the summer with their students. These customized educational activities that use Earth science data and data analysis tools featured in the Earth Exploration Toolbook will be made available to the broader educational community through the project website, the "Using Data in the Classroom" portal of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL: and the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE

The National Science Foundation has made this project possible through grant number DRL-0525183.