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Exploring Ocean Observing Systems - COSEE Coastal Trends

Lesson Plan 

Students explore web-based data collected by ocean observing systems as an introduction to the parameters these systems measure.

Concept: New technologies
New technologies are expanding our ability to explore the ocean.

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Systems, order, and organization
Evidence, models, and explanation
Constance, change, and measurement

9-12 A Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

9-12 B Physical Science
Motions and forces

9-12 D Earth and Space Science
Energy in the earth system
Origin and evolution of the earth system

9-12 E Science and Technology
Understandings about science and technology

9-12 F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Natural Resources
Environmental quality
Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 7. The ocean is largely unexplored (concept d)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 2 History of Ocean Exploration and Marine Sciences 2:33–49