Summary: This activity will help familiarize students with methods scientists use to study the coastal ocean in the Pacific Northwest, and will encourage them to pose and investigate their own questions about the ocean.
Concepts to teach: Physical and Earth Science, Inquiry
Goals: To show students how technology enables scientists to study local and global ocean characteristics.
6.3S.1, 6.4D.2, 7.3S.1, 7.4D.2, 7.4D.3, 8.3S.1, 8.3S.3, 8.4D.1
- Students will be able to describe the various methods used by NANOOS researchers to study ocean characteristics, events, and ecology
- Students apply information found on the NANOOS Web Portal to answer questions.
Activity Links and Resources:
- The Ocean Observation lesson plan was developed by NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems) and utilizes the NANOOS website and real time data.
- Assessments included in the NANOOS lesson plan and OCEP summary.