DROPPS Consortium had another successful collaboration with CARTHE for the UT Summer Science program! We taught 3rd-4th graders about how oil spill scientists sometimes use drift cards to study oil spills to see where currents may carry the oil. Then they designed their own scientific drift cards and tossed them off the UT Pier! Stay tuned for reports on where the drifters that are found!
The researchers Skyped with 3rd – 4th graders to teach them how oil spill scientists can use drift cards to see where currents may carry spilled oil. The students then designed and released their own drift cards from the University of Texas at Austin pier. Check out the photos albums here and here to learn more about the consortia’s involvement in the program!