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Is that true? part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
Ask students to research the "truth" behind statements from recent news articles and provide their opinion about what is "true". These assignments can be done as often as the instructor feels appropriate. I tend to use them once every few weeks or when I come across an interesting or questionable "statement of fact" in the media. Examples include statements about increases in hurricane intensity/storminess due to global warming, or perhaps something as general as the Coriolis effect and toilet flush direction, etc.
Oceans and Atmospheres part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Courses
Course provides an overview of several important ways that the ocean and our atmosphere are important to humans. It is designed to showcase how scientists study the earth and earth processes with a result of improving the way we live and interact with the planet.