Hatch a Tag Students will will design their own engineering solution and investigate what data real world scientists gather.Much of the data available to students wanting to understand marine biology requires understanding why, where and how animals are observed. This lesson will serve to create this baseline and introduce students to real datasets. Students will discuss what data they would want to get from animals in the wild. They will work as groups to design a tag, and how to attach it to an animal (considering ethics- nothing an average person wouldn’t do to their body or clothing and external attachment, bracelet, falls off at some point). Topics Satellite Tracking AuthorsMegan McCall & George Feldman Teacher ResourcesLesson planOverview Presentation [English | Spanish] Student ResourcesWorksheet [English | Spanish] Additional ResourcesTagging of Pelagic Predators (other marine animals worldwide)Animal Telemetry Network Next Generation Science StandardsCrosscutting ConceptsStructure and functionCore IdeasETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering ProblemETS2.B: Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science on Society and the Natural WorldPracticesAsking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)Developing and using models Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts7.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.