This site allows teachers to use data from ocean drifting buoys to integrate ocean science into their classroom science and math instruction. It offers educational activities and curriculum materials developed and tested by teachers. Lesson plans on currents, moving water, building and tracking drifters are also available. Alternatively, educators may opt to use only the data, background information and reference images. Data are collected by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP).
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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Physical Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity, Problem Set, Classroom Activity Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry Special Interest: Real-Time Data, Visualization Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8) Ready for Use: Ready to Use Use: Illustrating concepts and ideas, Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data Data Source: Real-Time Data, Observational Data Science Background Required: Broadly accessible Topics: Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Ocean Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography