Not only do physical characteristics of ocean water change over horizontal distance, they also change with depth. Students use a model simulating the three-dimensional aspects of the ocean to create a cross section of the water column. This is done to visually define the idea of a cross section, and to familiarize students with looking […]
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The Scarlet Knight Crosses the Atlantic!
Just after daybreak this morning, the scientists and crew aboard the Investigador spotted the Scarlet Knight Glider bobbing up and down on the surface of the ocean off the coast of Spain. After over 220 days at sea, the glider’s mission has been accomplished.
Scarlet Knight Update
The Scarlet Knight Glider has been in the ocean for over 128 days and continues it quest to cross the Atlantic. As the new school year starts, here’s a brief update on the Glider’s progress to help get your classrooms caught up.
Send a Letter Across the Atlantic Ocean
Looking for a cool way to get your students involved in ocean exploration? This spring, classrooms can submit a letter and become part of a historic mission to cross the Atlantic with a robotic underwater glider.
100th Glider Mission – RTD Activity Idea #4
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.
Robots in Antarctica – RTD Activity Idea #3
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.