Gliders are 2 Cool!
Underwater gliders used by scientists are the future of oceanic exploration. Follow the steps in this mini-unit to learn about data collected off the coast of Antarctica and how science and technology blend to collect data where humans cannot venture. Students will also engage in an engineering design challenge to assist scientists as they continue to develop cutting-edge technology. These activities will provide information about venturing deeper and under sea ice shelves to explore the amazing interactions between the chemistry of the ocean, physical oceanography, and species that inhabit these majestic ecosystems.
Authors: Katrina Alegado, Jillian Worssam; EARTH 2017
- Lesson Plan | Instructional PowerPoint
- Engineering Worksheet
- Quizlet | Terminology Supplement
- Glider Webquest | Blog Project
- Data Sets
- Glider CERR