The Ocean Does the Robot 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. This lesson can be used as a springboard for asking more complex questions and using float data to find answers. Topics Floats Authors Alexandra Boitor, Teresa Butler-Doran, Stephanie Kearney Teacher Resources Lesson Plan Teacher Presentation Exit ticket [click to make a copy to use on your own] Teacher rubric Student Resources Student Worksheet Data presentation summary worksheet Argo Float Map Day in the Life of a SOCCOM Float Argo Fleet Monitoring website 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 Standards Crosscutting Concepts Patterns Energy and matter Core Ideas ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Practices Analyzing and interpreting data Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts 1.E: Most of Earth’s water (97%) is in the ocean. Seawater has unique properties: it is saline, its freezing point is slightly lower than fresh water, its density is slightly higher, its electrical conductivity is much higher, and it is slightly basic.