On October 5, 2012, NSHOF hosted the 3rd Annual Learning Math & Science Through Sailing Workshop at the United States Naval Academy’s Crown Sailing Center. Attendees to this workshop had the opportunity to engage in dialogue and brainstorming, as well tour the Naval Academy’s HydroLab.
Below are links to PowerPoint videos with audio of the presentations that were made:
The Math & Physics of Sailing: An Example for STEM Education
Richard Korpus, PhD.
Plus – Physics and the America’s Cup Catamarans.Discusses how to use real-world examples to engage and challenge youth. Includes video & animations of computer modeling of BMW/Oracle America’s Cup triamaran.
The Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System and Other Technological Advances in Climate and Ocean Data Gathering
A discussion of the real-time online tools available for educators to use NOAA’s high-technology data gathering buoy system to teach a variety of lessons in math and various sciences.
Go to presentation by Doug Wilson.
Introducing REACH, A Middle School US Sailing STEM Initiative
An introduction to a modular curriculum support product for use by middle schools around the country.
Go to presentation by Jessica Servis.
SET Sail, The Mechanics of Sailing and STEM OUTREACH / INREACH
Dr. Angela Moran
A discussion about the Naval Academy’s extensive involvement in STEM education programs and resources available to educators.
Go to presentation by Dr. Angela Moran.
Time and Tide: The Untold Story of Getting From Here to There
One of the curators describes the Smithsonian’s newest exhibit called “Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There” – to debut March 2013 , touching on fundamental aspects of the evolution of sailing navigation.