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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.

Gallery Walk Questions about Coastlines
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about coastlines. The questions are organized according to the cognitive ...

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, ...

ConcepTest: Spit Formation
A beach is oriented east-west. It is bordered by bays at both its east and west ends. A current flowing parallel to the beach transports sand from west to east. In which bay will a spit form? a) east b) west

ConcepTest: Hot/Cold Water Circulation
A fish tank is filled almost to the brim with room temperature water. Two containers of cold and hot water are prepared. Red coloring is added to the hot water, blue coloring is added to the cold water. The cold ...

ConcepTest: Ice Sheets and Water Depth
Ice sheets covered much of the Northern Hemisphere one million years ago during part of the last ice age. How did this affect the depth of water in the oceans? a. Oceans were shallower than today b. Oceans were ...

ConcepTest: Tidal Ranges 1
If the moon were farther away from the Earth: a. Tidal ranges would be larger b. Tidal ranges would be smaller c. There would no change in tidal ranges

ConcepTest: Tidal Ranges 2
If the moon were larger: a. Tidal ranges would be larger b. Tidal ranges would be smaller c. There would no change in tidal ranges.

ConcepTest: Where Waves Break 2
At which location would the waves break further from the beach? a. A b. B

ConcepTest: Ocean Conveyer Belt Speed 1
Adding more salt to the North Atlantic Ocean would cause the global ocean conveyer belt to a. slow down b. speed up c. undergo no change


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