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How Biodiverse is Lake Superior? An exercise in proportions.
Stephanie Kajpust
Students use critical thinking and algebra to measure and evaluate the biodiversity in Lake Superior.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Mathematics

Salt Marshes: estimation techniques using basic algebra and geometry
Yelena Meadows; Sharareh Nikbakht
The activity allows for learning about salt marshes ecosystem and practicing of basic math in estimations.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Biology, Mathematics, Environmental Science, :Ecosystems, Geoscience:Oceanography

ConcepTest: Ice Sheets and Water Depth
Ice sheets covered much of the Northern Hemisphere one million years ago during part of the last ice age. How did this affect the depth of water in the oceans? a. Oceans were shallower than today b. Oceans were ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology

Marine Noise Pollution Silent Socratic Dialogue
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
In this Oceanography activity, students learn about the history of marine noise pollution and its effects on marine life, particularly cetaceans. The activity concludes with a paired debate using the Silent Socratic Dialogue method.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy, Geoscience:Oceanography

Exploring Ocean Resources in Our Everyday Lives
Janelle Sikorski, Miami University-Oxford
Students are asked to keep a food diary for 24 hours and then asked to analyze the products they consumed in terms of the ocean resources needed to make and deliver that product. This assignment was designed to ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Project, Writing Assignment
Subject: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Marine Resources

Case Study: Coastal Stabilization Structures
Al Trujillo, Palomar College
This ocean activity is used to help students analyze different solutions to a real-world case study of the problem of using various coastal stabilization structures. It is intended to be used as a small group ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Policy, Environmental Science:Policy, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Oceanography

Earthquake Compare and Contrast Paper
Sarah "Sally" Zellers, University of Central Missouri
Students will write a research paper comparing the Sumatran (2004) and Tohoku (2011) tsunami generating earthquakes.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Writing Assignment
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

Question of the Day: Efficiency of Food Production
The figure below shows a simple food chain for land production. How much solar energy does a vegetarian utilize when eating 1,000 calories of plant material? Use the information from the figure to calculate this. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Education

2011 Tsunami Propagation
Julie Martin, Hartnell College
This activity uses data collected from DART (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis) stations in the Pacific following the 2011 tsunami generated off the coast of Japan. Students are required to map the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography

Tsunami and the Depth of the Ocean
Martin Farley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
An inquiry approach to using the celerity (=velocity) of a tsunami to measure the depth of the ocean along its path. Tsunami are shallow-water waves, because their wavelengths are so long relative to ocean depth. ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Marine Hazards


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