Using ocean data products, students will explore the relationship between seasons as we observe them on land and seasons in the ocean. Working in pairs or small groups, students will be challenged to explain the differences and similarities seen within the ocean data to their experiences with continental seasons.
Tag Archives | OOS
Oil Spill Resources
This series of PowerPoints and hands-on activities is designed for teachers to use in their classrooms to help discuss the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Each lesson can be adapted based on class level and the time available.
Using Ocean Data in Education
COSEE NOW is pleased to present a new webinar series on Using Ocean Data in Education. In this series, we will explore effective strategies for incorporating real ocean data in formal and informal education products and programs, as a way to connect students to scientific concepts and real-time science. This session is especially designed for […]
Coral Bleaching: A White Hot Problem
Some of the planet’s most beautiful and diverse ecosystems are at risk. With temperatures on the rise, coral reefs are at greater risk for coral bleaching. Using ocean observing system data from NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center, this classroom activity examines ocean temperatures off Puerto Rico to see how coral reefs are being impacted and […]
Don’t Even Sink About It!
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 […]
The Challenge of Understanding Measurements
As an informal educator, Katie Gardner works hard to help students understand how scientists observe and monitor the ocean. She even replicates many of the common problems scientists run into in the field, so students can appreciate how difficult it is. Even still, she wonders whether the path ahead to engaging students in ocean observing […]
First Launch, First Visit
As OOS educators, we try to engage students in hands-on science experiences to connect them with the ocean environment. In this story from Hawaii, we discover how Mahina’s experience collecting ocean data made her rethink how humans impact the ocean.
Where’s the dock?
Observing the ocean at the ends of the earth is never easy. Senior WHOI Scientist, Al Plueddemann, shares his tale of how tricky even loading a boat with equipment can be in Barrow Alaska. But, as difficult as it was, observing the ocean with a small and nimble ROV turned out to be the easiest […]
Bridge Online Webinars
COSEE Networked Ocean World (NOW) and Virginia Sea Grant are pleased to announce our first online web seminars on ocean science education. Please tune in on May 20th to learn more about The Bridge resource center, and on May 28th for an Ocean Observing Systems Primer. Register to participate for either or both sessions on […]
Why do Oceanographers Study the Hudson River?
Ocean observatories are not just watching the ocean; they’re also being used to monitor the impact of humans in urban estuaries like the Hudson River. In this video, produced by Liberty Science Center, Drs. Scott Glenn and Oscar Schofield describe how observing technologies are being used to research what happens where the Hudson River flows […]