Can You Build Your Shipwright? Students will design a blueprint of a research vessel and create a slideshow discussing the rationality of their design with the class.Students will start by completing a webquest on the different equipment that can be found at an ocean observatory. They will explore a variety of research equipment used to determine the biochemical and geophysical activities of our oceans. Students will be able to compare and contrast data for inshore vs offshore mooring systems and gliders.Then students will be given grant money to decide which equipment they will need to conduct their research, keeping in mind restraints such as ship dimensions, storage, food, fuel, etc. Cover image drawing: Regional Class Research Vessel Ship Design, OSU CEOAS. https://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/regional-class-research-vessel-ship-design Topics Ocean Observing AuthorsCarisa Ketchen, Melissa Kilgore, Adam Reis, Stacey Sebert Teacher ResourcesLesson PlanOverview presentationResearch Vessel Equipment Webquest [Teacher version]CER Rubric Student ResourcesResearch Vessel Equipment Webquest [Student version]Research vessel equipment options Additional Resources Data is from Dr. Hannah Joy-Warren’s work here: https://ecotaxa.obs-vlfr.fr/prj/168 Staff Spotlight: Hannah Joy-Warren Argo Fleet Monitoring Next Generation Science StandardsCrosscutting ConceptsScale, proportion, and quantitySystems and system modelsStructure and functionCore IdeasETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering ProblemETS1.B: Developing Possible SolutionsETS1.C: Optimizing the Design SolutionPracticesAsking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)Developing and using models Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts7.B: Understanding the ocean is more than a matter of curiosity. Exploration, inquiry and study are required to better understand ocean systems and processes.7.D: New technologies, sensors and tools are expanding our ability to explore the ocean. Ocean scientists are relying more and more on satellites, drifters, buoys, subsea observatories and unmanned submersibles.