Students are introduced to the concept of water quality by examining real data. Then assess the impact of temperature on other water quality indicators. The lesson is intended to be an introduction to water quality, and followed by further exploration of water quality indicators and environmental aspects of hydrology in general. During the lesson the […]
Lessons in Development: 2012
Students will explore the effects of wind, waves, and currents in the ocean as they move sediments and contribute to erosion of coastal areas. They will explore the pros and cons of beach replenishment and its effects on marine life.
Students will learn how to interpret data and demonstrate an understanding of how ocean floor topography influences the ocean’s currents. Background material and useful websites may be provided to assist higher level students in synthesizing current scientific research being used to project trends in current data and models.
The overlap of hurricanes and nesting seasons in the southeastern US is a threat to the survival of sea turtle nests. Students will explore real time data to understand the relationship between storms and nesting success. They will be analyzing datasets within the SECOORA website and drawing conclusions that will enable them to predict future […]
This activity provides a citizens science approach for instituting a long-term water quality monitoring program using BOB or e-BOB. Basic Observation Buoys (BOB) provide a cost-effective means for students to design, construct, and deploy a moored or drifting data collection system that can be used to monitor four water quality parameters: Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Conductivity, […]
Students at ECHS will explore the Lumber Watershed that includes the local Carolina Bay Lake Waccamaw. (This lesson can be adapted to any school location by determining (teacher or students) which watershed the community belongs). Students will use a N.C. watershed map (http://220.127.116.11/Plan/NC_River_Basins_Map.htm) to find their community’s watershed. Students will determine their connection to the […]
Why is the ocean important? This unit asks Visual Art students to approach the study of the ocean and its importance from their perspective and to highlight one or more answers.. It asks students to address the real importance of our world’s ocean, using real data and information to inform their creative expression and to […]
Students will investigate the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and better understand the technologies of our ocean and coastal environments. Students will explore a card sort and identify various ocean observing tools and their function, analyze data output, and apply relevant media news coverage. Students will investigate how all components of the integrated ocean observing […]
In this lesson, students will pretend they are eel fisherfolk—they will need to decide when, using historical records and real-time data, to set their nets to catch the either leaving adults or the returning juveniles. Students will gather the historic data on salinity from charts and read current water quality parameters, particularly salinity, dissolved oxygen, […]
Students will be able to understand the life cycle of the Gag Grouper either by communicating with a primary grade classroom OR by viewing a background Prezi. They will then discuss the variables that affect the gag groupers chance of survival. Finally students will both use available on-line data to document the best chances for […]
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.