Trawl Data Exploration in Multivariable Calculus
This activity is based on exploring the data collected from all trawls around the Chincoteague Bay from 2005 - 2014. Students can construct their own contour diagrams as they cross section the data based on their own choices. This database could also be used to support similar activities in statistics or graph theory.
- By looking at trawl data versus location or time or conditions, students can explore issues of biodiversity in the Chincoteague Bay area.
- Engages students in civil discourse/ communications that lead to more effective decisions
- It advances student literacy around sustainability issues.
- Data analysis