Does a can of soda float? Does salt water really make that much difference? What’s a Plimsoll mark? Buoyancy can be a difficult concept for students. It’s all about density! With this hands-on introduction to teaching buoyancy from the Bridge website and COSEE-NOW, students work through activities and demonstrations that use online resources and ocean […]
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Underwater gliders are changing the way scientists observe the ocean. In March of 2007, Rutgers researchers conducted their 100th glider mission, and invited students and teachers to follow along in this data tip.
Robotic underwater gliders are helping oceanographers conduct research all over the world. Even in Antarctica. Learn how you can connect your students with cool real-time ocean science from the frigid waters of Antarctia in this data activity.
Will it be a “White Christmas” this year? This is the question often asked by generations of children and adults looking forward to a warm holiday and a winter wonderland. In this data-tip we investigate how to answer this question using historical probabilities and real-time data.
Data can come from many places, including from a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean. This real-time data tip demonstrates how students can connect the fields of science and social studies with a buoy half a world away.