This lesson is about exploring CMOP glider data, comparing and contrasting information from different missions in terms of temperature, salinity, oxygen, and other variables. Students will demonstrate knowledge of analysis by making inferences on the data in a variety of ways.
Students will use the Phoebe Glider to explore the concepts of scale and slope. Using real-time data from the CMOP website, students will create tables and graphs.
This activity will expose students to the characteristics, functions and benefits of having gliders as tools for ocean observation. Students will investigate the movement of gliders by performing a simple simulation.
This activity allows students to understand how gliders self-direct themselves as needed to reach an intended mark due to wind, water currents and other factors affecting their travel. This self-redirection is based on the combination of GPS locations, compass headings, known and encountered currents and other factors