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 […]
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Taking Data to Heart
By Liesl Hotaling on July 31, 2009 in Ocean Observatory Stories
When you show students how to use real-time data, you might be surprised to find out that they continue using the data long after the lesson is over. In this story, Leisl Hotaling shares with us an unexpected outcome she encountered while teaching students about Air Pollution.
First Launch, First Visit
By marcie on June 5, 2009 in Ocean Observatory Stories
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.