What we can learn about the ocean’s oxygen and chlorophyll levels by using GO-BGC and SOCCOM Floats. What can students learn about the ocean’s oxygen and chlorophyll levels by using Argo and GO-BGC, and SOCCOM Floats? Students will learn how to access data from GO-BGC floats in order to analyze and compare properties such as […]
Students will learn about different phytoplankton and what impacts their distribution by building a water column representing the Southern Ocean. Students will build a water column that showcases the different types of phytoplankton found at different levels of the Southern Ocean. We will be using data collected from a 2014 Antarctic cruise on the Nathaniel […]
Learning how to access ocean float data and interpreting graphs. In this introductory lesson, students will become familiar with accessing and reading float data. Working in teams, students will use the Argo Fleet Monitoring website to access information about a float of their choice, analyze and interpret data, and communicate findings in a creative way. […]
Graphing pH levels in the ocean and making connections to ocean acidification. Students will explore the topic of ocean acidification. They will construct, analyze and interpret a pH graph. Students will develop analytical thinking skills.
Graphing temperatures in the ocean. Students will construct, analyze, and interpret real data from a profiling float in the ocean. Students will explore ocean temperature trends and climate change. Students will develop critical thinking, geographical, mathematical, graphing, analyzing, and interpretation skills.
Using comic strips to communicate how floats are used to study the ocean. In all stages of science communication, from childhood interest, to secondary education, to professionals and research, illustrators step in to translate the information into materials that fit the needs of individuals at every level of understanding. This lesson is intended as an […]
In this lesson, students will compare and contrast satellite data to float data. The first satellite was launched in 1962 and collected three types of data, with NOAA launching the first ocean-specific satellites in 1970. Floats were first built in 1980, and ARGO launches started in 1999, which collected ocean data. In this lesson, students […]