We use models to understand and predict behaviour. We model the weather; designs for ocean going ships, airplanes, bridges and automobiles. The dynamics associated with the movement water in a river estuary is the focus of this investigation. In this lesson we are going to look at the process of creating a model for tracking […]
The purpose of the lesson is for students to design and engineer a drifter and hypothesize and calculate stream velocity. The lesson includes an extension on how ocean currents affect oil spills.
What do you really know about the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans? What are their similarities? Differences? Remembering that energy from the sun causes differential heating on Earth, students will be analyzing real-time data from the East Coast (SECOORA) and West Coast (NANOOS) to compare these two oceans. Essential questions students will explore include information about […]
Students will explore and analyze real time data from various websites to determine if it would be a great idea for them to go surfing, swim or stay at home.
Students will be studying the structure, function and purpose of drifters; based on knowledge they will design and build drifter prototypes; based on near-real-time data students will also draw conclusions about ocean currents.