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West Coast Shipwrecks

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West Coast Shipwrecks

In this data activity, learners will explore shipwrecks from four National Marine Sanctuaries on the West Coast of the United States. Learners will practice map skills while exploring historical and modern ocean navigation technology.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 14 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • sanctuary chart PDF



  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
      • Transportation
  • Life Sciences
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and History

Informal Categories

  • Nature and Environment
  • Transportation


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Rose, Laura


  • All Rights Reserved, Virginia Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program,

Funding Sources:

  • NOAA Sea Grant
  • National Marine Educators Association


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