Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System
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Climate Variability in the Equatorial Pacific part of CLEAN Collection
In this activity, students work with climate data from the tropical Pacific Ocean to understand how sea-surface temperature and atmospheric pressure affect precipitation in the tropical Pacific in a ...
Climate Variability in the North Atlantic part of CLEAN Collection
In this activity, students examine climate variability in the North Atlantic associated with the North Atlantic Oscillation (NOA) in a case study format.
Predicting Patterns: What Does La Niña Look Like? part of CLEAN Collection
This is an activity designed to allow students who have been exposed to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation to analyze the La Niña mechanism and predict its outcomes in a case study format.
Exploring Patterns: ENSO on the Global Stage part of CLEAN Collection
In this activity, students analyze data maps of sea surface temperature anomalies for a 14-year interval and create an ENSO time line in a case study format. Based on their findings, students ...
Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature part of CLEAN Collection
In this classroom activity, students access sea surface temperature and wind speed data from a NASA site, plot and compare data, draw conclusions about surface current and sea surface temperature, ...
Detecting El Niño in Sea Surface Temperature Data part of CLEAN Collection
This multi-part activity introduces users to normal seasonal sea surface temperature (SST) variation as well as extreme variation, as in the case of El Niño and La Niña events, in the equatorial ...
Ocean Impacts on an El Niño Event part of CLEAN Collection
This lesson explores El Niño by looking at sea surface temperature, sea surface height, and wind vectors in order to seek out any correlations there may be among these three variables using the My ...
Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes part of CLEAN Collection
This activity engages learners in exploring the impact of climate change on arctic sea ice in the Bering Sea. They graph and analyze sea ice extent data, conduct a lab on thermal expansion of water, ...