Glaciers in Motion: The Expository Animation for Fundamental Glacier Science to Improve Students’ Learning
Abstract: The nation’s growing need for qualified scientists today is increasing but the supply is deficient because of higher attrition rates of science-related majors in college. The gap between the demand and supply is the issue that this study addresses. In response to this issue, researchers at the Center of Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) hypothesize that students should develop the foundational knowledge of science as early as possible, so that this knowledge can influence their decisions to choose science careers and succeed in future science study. To promote this, a computer-narrated animation called Glaciers in Motion was created. It was designed for K-4 students to learn about glacier science with hopes of forming their foundational knowledge to encourage them to become scientists.