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Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography
Steve LaDochy, California State University-Los Angeles
This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis.

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Assessments, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Marine Hazards

Geological Oceanography One-Page Papers
Laura Wetzel, Eckerd College
Each student in the Geological Oceanography class writes a series of one-page papers for topics throughout the semester, presents one topic as a 3 to 5 minute oral presentation, and revises all papers as a ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment

Writing A Book Synopsis for Oceanography
Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Students read popular science books and write a synopsis of the book, linking the topic(s) covered in the book with those covered in class. This activity is designed for a large geoscience lecture course to aid ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography

Basic Field Oceanography
Marcia Bicego, Universidade de São Paulo
In this activity, students are introduced to the field activity to sample basic oceanographic parameters.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Field Activity, Lab Activity

Google Earth Lab for Oceanography
Beth Dushman, Del Mar College
This activity is designed to give students an introduction to Google Earth, and to demonstrate some of its capabilities as an educational tool. This lab asks students to examine a number of features and to answer ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography

Changing With the Tide
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This lesson plan is written around a brief role-play in which students learn about and act out plants and animals in a salt marsh habitat as the tides change. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology

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.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Physical , Biological

Coral Bleaching: Making Our Oceans Whiter
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This lesson plan deals with coral reefs and the recent crisis of coral bleaching. It suggests that students engage in a role-playing debate about modifying human activity to protect reefs. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Classroom Activity, Lab Activity, Project
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Climate History from Deep Sea Sediments
DATA: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Core Data. TOOL: Virtual Ocean. SUMMARY: Locate potential core, log, and seismic data to map the marine sediment biostratigraphy. Search for a specific planktonic foraminifera that prefers warmer ocean conditions.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Comparison of Two Hurricanes
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
In this activity students synthesize ideas from lecture, reading, and viewing two PBS NOVA videos on hurricanes.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards

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