Course URL: http://fog.ccsf.edu/~kwiese/content/Classes/ocanlab.html
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi
Special Interest: 2YC:Geo2YC, Geo2YC- OLD DO NOT USE
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Course Type: Entry Level:Oceanography
1. Demonstrate ability to use basic field and lab equipment to gather data on the world's oceans and analyze and interpret results.
2. Use bathymetric and world maps and charts to calculate global position and interpret ocean floor features.
3. Locate world ocean floor features and use plate tectonics to analyze their origin.
4. Use ocean floor features and properties to calculate plate spreading rates and directions.
5. Identify and classify ocean sediment and rocks and analyze their origins and formation environment.
6. Calculate and analyze the physical properties of seawater.
7. Measure and analyze the chemistry of seawater.
8. Classify and characterize sand samples and analyze their origins.
9. Map and describe coastlines and intrepret their history and evolution.
10. Measure, record, evaluate, and analyze interactions of currents, waves, tides, and coastal processes.
11. Identify and classify basic marine plant and animal life.
12. Measure, evaluate, and intrepret dynamics and interactions of marine communities.
1. Marin Headlands field trip to study and analyze ophiolite sequences2. Practical exams to demonstrate student's ability to observe, measure, and analyze geological, physical, chemical, and biological interactions in the world's oceans including topics and activities described above.
2. Beach Sand Analysis of various California and world beaches to study coastline evolution
3. World Map interpretations to determine locations and view ocean floor features.
3. Written exams (including a written final exam) that measure the student's ability to achieve the objectives indicated above. Examples:
1. Using Plate Tectonics to locate, analyze, and interpret ocean floor features and origins.
2. Calculating plate spreading rates and directions.
3. Calculating and analyzing physical properties of seawater.
4. Measuring and analyzing seawater chemistry.
5. Measuring, recording, evaluating, and analyzing waves and currents.
6. Measuring, evaluating, and interpreting dynamics and interactions of marine communities.