Using Data to Teach the Ocean System

This collection of web sites contains data-rich resources that can be used for developing teaching materials. This is a subset drawn from our larger collection, Using Data in the Classroom. Please suggest data-rich resources that you think would be useful in teaching oceanography.


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Visualizing Carbon Pathways part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Carbon
DATA: NASA Satellite Images TOOLS: ImageJ and Image Composite Explorer (ICE) of NASA Earth Observations (NEO). SUMMARY: Build animations of satellite data to illustrate and explore carbon pathways through the Earth system.

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What is the fate of CO2 produced by fossil fuel combustion? part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
A box model is used to simulate the build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the industrial era and predict the future increase in atmospheric CO2 levels during the next century.

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Discover Clues from a Colder Climate with GeoMapApp part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Ice Stream
DATA: Global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) TOOLS: GeoMapApp, Spreadsheet SUMMARY: Use GeoMapApp to search for evidence of glacial expansion and retreat. Produce a research report of your findings modeled on peer-reviewed papers in the field of glaciology.

Gone Fishing part of EarthLabs for Educators:Fisheries
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar and Sarah L. Hill of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives This investigation introduces students to overfishing, using Georges ...

And On His Farm He Had Some Fish part of EarthLabs for Educators:Fisheries
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar and Sarah L. Hill of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Aquaculture has been the fastest growing food-production industry in ...

Exploring Seafloor Topography part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Sea Floor
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.

When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Predicting Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine
DATA: Ocean Buoy Data, MODIS Images TOOLS: GoMOOS Online Graphing Tool SUMMARY: Learn about conditions that influence the spring phytoplankton bloom. Use an online graphing tool to predict the date of the bloom.

Ocean Stratigraphy Challenge part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
A 15-20 minute think-pair-share activity interpreting a deep-sea sediment core combining concepts from oceanography, sedimentology, and plate tectonics. -

Water Quality-Total Dissolved Solids part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students use a microcomputer connected to a conductivity probe to measure the total dissolved solids in local area water samples. -

Journey Across the Pacific part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This second introductory lesson in GeoMapApp exposes students to bathymetrical survey methods and allows them to explore different bathymetric features of the Pacific Ocean using GeoMapApp. Activity includes both ...

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