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From Creeks to the Classroom: Hands-on Curriculum Units on the Web
Irene Salter
MyScienceBox is a website full of lessons, hands-on activities, assessments, and field trip ideas for science teachers. One of many lessons is "Gone Fishin" which allows participants to become the captain ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries, Geoscience, :Oceanography:Marine Resources

The Waves and Tsunamis Project
Ralph Stephen
How is a tsunami like a wave on a string? We assemble rubber bands, paper clips and washers into strings with various mass distributions to observe the effects on wave characteristics. The project is supplemented ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Physics:Oscillations & Waves, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Christian P. Sarason Ocean Inquiry Project
Christian P. Sarason Ocean Inquiry Project - We assessed the efficacy of learning about Puget Sound using a 3D virtual world visualization(Virtual Puget Sound) with students and compared their learning to students ...

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

Density Differences
Mary Holmberg Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary School Eden Valley, MN Based upon an original activity from Houghton Mifflin, DiscoveryWorks, p. E52
In this lab activity, students determine density differences of water samples with varying temperature and salinity levels. Students synthesize information to predict the effects of oil in given water samples.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter, Chemistry, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Waste, , Environmental Science

Melting ice cubes
Mirjam Glessmer, University of Bergen
Explore how melting of ice cubes floating in water is influenced by the salinity of the water. Important oceanographic concepts like density and density driven currents are visualized and can be discussed on the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities, :Project, Lab Activity

Fire and Ice: Identify and compare volcanic and glacial features on land and seafloor.
Elizabeth Hjelm
Bathymetry and topography are used to identify and compare glacial and volcanic features of the Sand Point area, Alaska.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Volcanoes


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