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Lab 4: Finding Coral's Ideal Environment
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Activity Summary and Learning Objectives Corals, like other living animals, require a particular range of environmental ...

Sound and light in the ocean
Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
In this activity students read graphs, make calculations, and interpret both to see how sound is a more effective tool than light when we want to "see" in the ocean.

Learning About Marine Sediments Using Real Data
Kristen St. John, James Madison University
This exercise set explores marine sediments using real core photos and composition data from the scientific ocean drilling programs DSDP, ODP, and IODP in an inquiry-based approach.

Seasonal variation in light, mixing depth and primary productivity in temperate northern hemisphere waters
Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
In this exercise students work with light, temperature, and phytoplankton biomass proxy (chlorophyll a concentration) data to; Become more skilled in reading and interpreting semi log graphs, temperature profiles, ...

JiTT - The Future of Global Climate
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
1) According to NASA, why is Earth's climate warming? 2) Is the Geritol solution the solution to global warming? Explain what the "Geritol solution" is, and then state your opinion as to why you ...

Exploring oil spills
Kevin Theissen, University of St. Thomas (MN)
This activity combines a hands-on demonstration and a follow-up homework assignment designed for students to investigate oil spill clean-up.

Analyzing beach sands with a SEM/EDS
Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College, rbeane@bowdoin.edu
Students pose a question that can be answered using the SEM and sand they have previously collected from beach profiles.

Oceans Socratic Questioning
Dorothy Merritts
Oceans Socratic questions and answers. -

Ocean Circulation
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Students view and analyze buoy, satellite, temperature vs. depth data to learn about ocean circulation and how is related to atmospheric circulation. -

Question of the Day: Flow of Winds and Moisture
This activity addresses the flow of surface winds and moisture. On the figure below, draw a)direction of air flow (winds), b) locations with highest evaporation from the sea surface, and zone(s) of maximum ...


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