So schreiben Sie den perfekten wissenschaftlichen Blogbeitrag

Auch wenn es zunächst nicht so scheinen mag: Einen Beitrag für einen wissenschaftlichen Blog zu schreiben ist nicht schwer. Ein paar Tipps und Tricks können helfen, dass er auch gelesen wird. Die Wissenschaftsjournalistin Dr. Yasmin Appelhans war heute im Kurs zu Gast. Hier schreibt sie über verständliches Formulieren, Kernbotschaften und die persönliche Ansprache in Blogs. […]

Throwback Thursday: Clouds in a bottle

A while back, Susann Tegtmeier and Mirjam ran a PerLe teaching innovation project together. Today, we are reposting a blog post about one of the experiments they implemented. This post was first published on Mirjam’s blog. No one likes clouds when they bring rain, but what if you could make your own? Making a cloud […]

Observing how rotating systems behave differently from non-rotating ones

One might ask oneself why we are insisting on rotating tank experiments. In order to establish that rotation isn’t just there to make equations a lot more complicated, but that it actually changes how things behave, we ran two different experiments. Turbulence in rotating and non-rotating system First the probably easiest experiment anyone could imagine: […]

Bringing in more expertise: Playing with Rolf Käse

Yesterday Torge and I spent a fun Friday night trying out new rotating tank experiments together with Rolf Käse. Rolf taught the lab course that got me into tank experiments (back in 2004!) and he’s still such a huge inspiration! Rolf brought his tank which features a conical bottom, and this gives so many more […]

The DIYnamics rotating table and our experiences with it

The inspiration for Torge’s and my PerLe teaching innovation project was a 2018 article by the DIYnamics team in which “affordable rotating fluid demonstrations for geoscience education” are presented. We were first intrigued, then excited, and since I have always wanted to have a rotating table to play with at home, there was nothing to […]

Giving Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics a new spin

oder: Man muss einfach vielmehr spielen! After teaching atmosphere and ocean dynamics (AOD) for a couple of years I wanted to introduce something new to this course, which is part of the BSc program Physik des Erdsystems (Physics of the Earth system) at Kiel University. The course is kind of a tutorial accompanying the lecture. […]

Hello world!

(für die deutsche Version bitte nach unten scrollen) Welcome to this blog, where we will be writing about teaching and learning of ocean, atmosphere and climate sciences in Kiel. We are, for now, Dr. Torge Martin and Dr. Mirjam Glessmer, but we are hoping to inspire other people to join us! This blog begins as […]