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Consequences of Modern Energy Use: A Remote Sensing analysis of the gulf oil spill using ArcGIS software.
Jared Beeton, Adams State College
Students download satellite imagery and conduct a remote sensing analysis of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using ArcGIS software.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Organic Chemicals, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels

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

The Boxing Day Tsunami
Glenn Richard, SUNY at Stony Brook
Undergraduate students map data from the National Geophysical Data Center and the United States Geological Survey on Google Earth and study visualizations in order to explore the causes and effects of the Tsunami ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Marine Hazards, Physical , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

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 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

ConcepTest: Waves
At which location in the diagram below would the waves break closer to the beach? a. A b. B c. C

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

ConcepTest: World Oceans #9
Examine the map of the world's oceans and use it to answer the following question. The global ocean conveyer belt brings deep, cold waters to the surface (upwelling) at ___. a. B b. E c. F d. G

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


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