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This profile was last updated on 8/16/08  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

  • Eighth Grade Science Teacher
    WMS
  • Teacher
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MTEA home page
www.monroetwpea.org, 16 Aug 2008 [cached]
Linda Canobbio Williamstown Middle School
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Linda Canobbio and Denise Milam, the advisors to the Williamstown Middle School Robotics Team.
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Linda Canobbio is a Eighth grade Science teacher at WMS and Denise Milam is a District Technology Expert.
ExploreLearning News: Man Bites Dog and Kids Ask for Homework!
blog.explorelearning.com [cached]
Science teacher Linda Canobbio of Monroe Township Public Schools in New Jersey writes,
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We love it, too, Linda.
Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/03/2004 | Mars study lands pupils beside NASA
www.philly.com, 3 Mar 2004 [cached]
That just about every student in Linda Canobbio's advanced physical-science class uses the word exciting to describe the journey before them is understandable.
Canobbio's eighth graders at Williamstown Middle School are the only class in New Jersey - and one of just over 30 in the nation - invited by NASA to work side by side with scientists on a project at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University.
The invitation came as the result of an idea by Canobbio and the commitment by her 13- and 14-year-olds to study avalanches and physical forces in coordination with the program at Arizona State.
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They are confident they will reach that goal, said Canobbio, who, like her husband and 14 parent-chaperones, is paying her own way.
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Linda Canobbio bought the 40-pound bag of sand from Home Depot.The dirt - Jersey dirt, the class calls it - was from her backyard.The water, from school faucets, is squirted from a plastic ketchup bottle she bought at a dollar store.
"If NASA knew we were using a ketchup bottle, they'd laugh," Canobbio says.
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How the class came upon this opportunity is a tribute to the tenacity of Canobbio, a teacher for more than 35 years, the last five at the middle school.
"Every year, I look for a hook," she said.Last year, her class followed a deep-sea exploration off California.
At a National Science Teachers Association convention, she talked to NASA about participating in a space project.She learned of the Arizona State program and decided "this is it."
But the first idea Canobbio and her class pursued in the fall - a study involving how light impacts Mars - was rejected because the sun and Mars would not be in good alignment when the class did its research.
"I was devastated," Canobbio said.
After attending a seminar at Arizona State, she came up with Plan B: the study of avalanches on the Red Planet.
"The kids have worked hard," she said."The parents have been wonderful."
School Spotlights
www.gloucestercountyed.org, 9 July 2007 [cached]
Linda Canobbio is a Eighth grade Science teacher at WMS and Denise Milam is a District Technology Expert.
GCEA - Member Spotlight 2007-08
www.gloucestercountyed.org, 1 Jan 2007 [cached]
Linda Canobbio and Denise Milam
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Linda Canobbio is a Eighth grade Science teacher at WMS and Denise Milam is a District Technology Expert.
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