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

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

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: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Activities:Classroom Activity
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

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

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Just in Time Teaching
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Physical , Geoscience:Geology

Ocean Gyre Circulation and Patterns of Global Primary Productivity
Megan Jones, North Hennepin Community College
This teaching activity provides a visual framework for understanding the relationship/connection between ocean gyre circulation and primary productivity. Students demonstrate their own understanding of surface ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Biological, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Oceanography

ConcepTest: World Oceans #6
Examine the map of the world's oceans and use it to answer the following question. Ocean currents at G are flowing in what direction? a. to the east b. to the west c. to the north d. to the south

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

ConcepTest: Ocean Current Transport
A shipment of rubber elephants falls overboard at location A on the map below. Ocean currents transport the elephants around the ocean in which sequence? a. A - G - B - F - E - A b. A - E - C - G - A c. A - G - C - ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity #2
How would salinity of the oceans vary if the oceans were twice as deep as present and held approximately twice as much water? a. Salinity would be less than present b. Salinity would be greater than present c. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity #1
How would the salinity of the oceans vary if the continents and oceans each covered 50% of Earth's surface and precipitation and evaporation were similar to present? a. salinity would be lower than today b. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical

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