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Investigating Density Currents
In this lab activity, learners explore how to initiate a density current. Learners measure six flasks with different concentrations of salt and water (colored blue).
Sea State: Forecast Conditions at SeaAdd to list Details
In this oceanography and data collection activity, learners cast real time sea state conditions using buoys from NOAA's National Data Buoy Center.
Under PressureAdd to list Details
In this experiment, learners examine how pressure affects water flow. In small groups, learners work with water and a soda bottle, and then relate their findings to pressure in the deep ocean.
Sinking WaterAdd to list Details
In this experiment, learners float colored ice cubes in hot and cold water.
The Return of El NinoAdd to list Details
In this activity related to climate change and data analysis, learners examine temperature and precipitation data to determine if climate variations are due to El Niño.
Conductivity: Salty WaterAdd to list Details
Water, whether fresh or salty, serves as one of the best electrical conductors on the planet. Does salt effect its conductivity?
The Ins and Outs of Tides: Learn About Causes and PredictionsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will compare predicted and observed tides using data from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA).
Tsunami: Waves of DestructionAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use tsunami time travel maps to predict how long it will take a tsunami to reach the shore.
Simple SubmarineAdd to list Details
Using simple, inexpensive items, learners build and test submarine models.
Corals on Acid
The objective of this inquiry-based lesson is for learners to gain an understanding of how increasing ocean acidity can affect the calcification of marine organisms.
Waves: An Alternative Energy SourceAdd to list Details
In this data analysis and environmental science activity, learners evaluate the feasibility of wave energy as a practical alternative energy source using ocean observing system (OOS) buoys.
Heat Capacity: Can't Take the Heat?Add to list Details
Why is ocean water sometimes the warmest when the average daily air temperature starts to drop? In this activity, learners explore the differing heat capacities of water and air using real data.
The Dead Zone: A Marine Horror StoryAdd to list Details
In this environmental science and data analysis activity, learners work in groups to track a Dead Zone (decreased dissolved oxygen content of a body of water) using water quality data from the Nutrien