Last week, I had an opportunity to look through the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) alongside many other ocean educators at the COSEE Network Meeting. Our goal was to figure out how the NGSS could be used to develop activities.
I hope to occasionally share some of my favorite web sites and blogs in easily digestible chunks. This first roundup features some of the top sites on ocean, climate and environmental data and science.
The USGS’s National Water Information System provides data that is easily accessible to students, allowing them to investigate real-time river conditions at nearby locations or across the nation.
While temperature, pressure or humidity change with more predictable variation throughout the course of a year, streamflow is more closely correlated with major rain and snow events that occur sporadically throughout the year, often in large doses.
Every time it rains there is a potential for flooding to occur. The National Weather Services’ Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) analyzes data and models to issue forecasts of potential flooding events.
In the Mid-Atlantic, the winter months usually bring with them strong storms and high winds, and in the ocean, strong winds in the winter lead to larger significant wave heights on average.
- Next Generation Activity Development May 15, 2013
- Blog Roundup #1 – Ocean Science and More April 25, 2013
- Streamflow and Conductance on the Delaware April 22, 2013
- RTD Activity Idea: Monitoring Streamflow April 17, 2013
- Streamflow on the Delaware April 12, 2013
- A Rough and Significant Winter March 22, 2013
- A Colorful Winter Storm March 8, 2013
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- Painting Temperatures by Number June 21, 2011
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