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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

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

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

Using eJournal writing assignments to assess learning and classroom community
Ed Laine, Bowdoin College
About every two weeks I ask each student in my introductory course to write brief responses to questions I pose to them. They write these in an e-Journal, a part of the blog function of BlackBoard. My laboratory ...

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

Temperature/Salinity/Density activity
Petra Dekens, San Francisco State University
This is an in-class activity designed to improve the students' understanding of the relationships between temperature and density, salinity and density, and density differences in driving vertical water ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical

Estimating Exchange Rates of Water in Embayments using Simple Budget Equations.
Keith Sverdrup, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Simple budgets may be used to estimate the exchange of water in embayments that capitalize on the concept of steady state and conservation principals. This is especially true for bays that experience a significant exchange of freshwater. This exchange of freshwater may reduce the average salt concentration in the bay compared to seawater if it involves addition of freshwater from rivers, R, and/or precipitation, P. Alternatively, it may increase the average salt concentration in the bay compared to seawater if there is relatively little river input and high evaporation, E. Since freshwater input changes the salt concentration in the bay, and salt is a conservative material, it is possible to combine two steady state budgets for a bay, one for salt and one for water, to solve for the magnitude of the water flows that enter and exit the bay mouth. Students will make actual calculations for the inflow and outflow of water to Puget Sound, Washington and the Mediterranean Sea and compare them to actual measured values.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Physical , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling

Diversity of Marine Life
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
In this project, students perform library research on an assigned marine animal, create a formatted poster of their topic, and share with their classmates what they've learned in a poster session, conducted ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Geoscience:Oceanography

Analyzing Real-Time and Historical Wave and Sea Surface Data
Amy Stinson, Irvine Valley College
Students gather and analyze real-time and historical wave height, and sea surface temperature data with emphasis on U.S. west coast and Southern California locations. Analysis of the wave height data allows ...

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

Ocean Acidification
Jennifer Bown, Clackamas Community College
Students choose shell fragments from different species of Molluscs and calculate percent lose after soaking in different ph solutions for different periods of time. They research ocean acidification and especially ...

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Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Acids & Bases, Geoscience:Oceanography, Chemistry:Biochemistry

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