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When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine (College Level)
Brian Welch
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students explore the critical role phytoplankton play in the marine food web. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geography:Geospatial, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology

Exploring Seafloor Topography
Sandra Swenson
DATA: Digital Elevation Model Data. TOOL: GeoMapApp. SUMMARY: Explore a timeline about how we have learned about the oceans. Construct a profile across the Atlantic Ocean and create 3-D visualizations of the seafloor.

Resource Type: Activities: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Audio/Visual:Maps
Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography:Physical , Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geography:Geospatial

Contour Basics: JAVA Mac/PC
Steve Ackerman and Tom Whittaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center. Starting Point page organized by R.M. MacKay.
A great on-line resource for introducing students to contour plots.

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Maps, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science

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

Detecting El NiƱo in Sea Surface Temperature Data
David Smith, GLOBE; Betsy Youngman
DATA: Sea Surface Temperature (SST). TOOL: My World GIS. SUMMARY: Examine 15 years of SST data from the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. Create and analyze average SST maps to identify El Nino and La Nina events.

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Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Maps, Computer Applications, Activities:Classroom Activity, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geography:Geospatial

Cascadia Great Earthquake and Tsunami Suite
Michael Mayhew, National Science Foundation;
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunami Suite contains five case studies organized around understanding the potential for large earthquakes and ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geography:Geospatial, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards

Environmental Reconnaissance of a Salt Marsh
Glenn Richard, SUNY at Stony Brook
This is a field and computer laboratory exercise that introduces undergraduate students, advanced high school students, and members of the general public to using Google Earth, GPS, aerial imagery, and an online ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Ecosystems:Habitats, Ecology, Geography:Geospatial, Biology:Ecology:Habitats

Making Sustainable Business Decisions In Four Different Industries and Their Effect on People (Social), Planet (Environment), and Profit (Economics)
Walt White
The student will gain a better understanding of "Global Warming" and the "Triple Bottom Line" by viewing the first two videos. Further the CEO2 game will introduce many new ideas/options that specific industries have to select from in achieving their desired corporate/company goals.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Discussion, Project, Activities, :Project:Independent Research, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity, Activities:Writing Assignment, Supplement:Activity, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies, Supplement
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Lost At Sea
Camille Holmgren, SUNY College at Buffalo
Students work as teams to "sail" around the North Atlantic using their knowledge of latitude, longitude, time, winds, and ocean currents to complete the voyage.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geography


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