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Geological Oceanography One-Page Papers
Laura Wetzel, Eckerd College
Each student in the Geological Oceanography class writes a series of one-page papers for topics throughout the semester, presents one topic as a 3 to 5 minute oral presentation, and revises all papers as a ...
Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography
Steve LaDochy, California State University-Los Angeles
This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis.
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Marine Hazards
Writing A Book Synopsis for Oceanography
Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Students read popular science books and write a synopsis of the book, linking the topic(s) covered in the book with those covered in class. This activity is designed for a large geoscience lecture course to aid ...
Estimating Exchange Rates of Water in Embayments using Simple Budget Equations.
Keith Sverdrup, National Science Foundation
Simple budgets may be used to estimate the exchange of water in embayments that capitalize on the concept of steady state and conservation principals. This is especially true for bays that experience a significant exchange of freshwater. This exchange of freshwater may reduce the average salt concentration in the bay compared to seawater if it involves addition of freshwater from rivers, R, and/or precipitation, P. Alternatively, it may increase the average salt concentration in the bay compared to seawater if there is relatively little river input and high evaporation, E. Since freshwater input changes the salt concentration in the bay, and salt is a conservative material, it is possible to combine two steady state budgets for a bay, one for salt and one for water, to solve for the magnitude of the water flows that enter and exit the bay mouth. Students will make actual calculations for the inflow and outflow of water to Puget Sound, Washington and the Mediterranean Sea and compare them to actual measured values.
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Physical , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Assessing Local Sea Level Rise
Ken Tabbutt, The Evergreen State College
Students will read primary scientific literature, work collaboratively, think critically, and utilize GIS as a tool to visualize and quantify spatial and temporal changes in hydrological systems.
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science
Changing With the Tide
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This lesson plan is written around a brief role-play in which students learn about and act out plants and animals in a salt marsh habitat as the tides change. -
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Chemical
Marine Debris: Fishing for Microplastics in Your Home
Julie Masura, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Students engage with the issue of plastics found in the ocean environment, by exploring products in their homes which contain plastics; they also learn how to calculate the concentration of plastics found in a chosen personal care product.
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography
Climate History from Deep Sea Sediments
DATA: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Core Data. TOOL: Virtual Ocean. SUMMARY: Locate potential core, log, and seismic data to map the marine sediment biostratigraphy. Search for a specific planktonic foraminifera that prefers warmer ocean conditions.
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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change
Eco-Tour Operator Role Brochure
Martha House, Pasadena City College
Individual project designed to combine basic oceanographic concepts in the creation of a travel brochure. Involves some group interaction, but project is individual. Can be done online or in a face-to-face class. ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Oceanography
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 ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Policy, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Oceanography