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Interpreting the History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay
Course instructor: Dr. Steve Moore, California State University, Monterey Bay Example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center.
This is a 2-unit Service Learning option associated with the "Special Topics: The History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay" course. Students will learn about Monterey Bay in the special topics course and will share their knowledge with K-12 grade children at local schools by participating in the Virtual Canyon Project.

Resource Type: Activities: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Activities, :Project:Service Learning
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Education, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics

Hurricane Tracking
Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
This is a homework assignment that focuses student attention on ongoing hurricane/tropical storm development, often during the height of hurricane season. The students are directed to a web site (I like ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Activities, :Problem Set
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Forecasting, Air masses and fronts, Winds, Clouds and precipitation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air pressure, Extreme weather

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Biological, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Sound and light in the ocean
Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
In this activity students read graphs, make calculations, and interpret both to see how sound is a more effective tool than light when we want to "see" in the ocean.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Problem Set, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Physical , Geoscience:Oceanography

When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine
Denise Blaha; Amy Holt Cline, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
DATA: Ocean Buoy Data, MODIS Images TOOLS: GoMOOS Online Graphing Tool - Learn about conditions that influence the spring phytoplankton bloom. Use an online graphing tool to predict the date of the bloom.

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Datasets with Tools, Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Geography:Geospatial, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column

Ocean Stratigraphy Challenge
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
A 15-20 minute think-pair-share activity interpreting a deep-sea sediment core combining concepts from oceanography, sedimentology, and plate tectonics. -

Resource Type: Activities: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geophysics

Ocean Circulation
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Students view and analyze buoy, satellite, temperature vs. depth data to learn about ocean circulation and how is related to atmospheric circulation. -

Resource Type: Activities: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities, :Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Ocean-Climate Interactions

Sally Salivates Seashells by the Seashore- Ocean Acidification and the Effect on Sea Shells
Rus Higley, Highline Community College, and Vanessa Hunt, Central Washington University
In this lesson we review "Acids and Bases" taught in a previous lesson and, through a scientific method, will look at the impact of an acid on different types of shells. Students will reinforce previous learning of scientific principles including acids/basis and will develop a real experiment using the scientific method.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Environmental Science, Mathematics, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography

Seasonal variation in light, mixing depth and primary productivity in temperate northern hemisphere waters
Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
In this exercise students work with light, temperature, and phytoplankton biomass proxy (chlorophyll a concentration) data to; Become more skilled in reading and interpreting semi log graphs, temperature profiles, ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Biological, Chemical, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology, :Ecology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Biology:Ecology:Habitats

Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #2
Surfers know that the best waves from distant storms have periods of about 14 seconds. The object of this activity is to compute how long it takes the 14 second period waves to travel 6,000 km across the pacific. ...

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


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