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Can you fathom a fathom? Through this activity, learners get a grasp of how deep a fathom is and how the floor of The Great Lakes might look. They compare topographic maps to Great Lakes navigation charts, which you will need to obtain in order to completely carry out this lesson. This lesson would be valuable as your class studies landforms and ocean bottom features, or if you are focusing on The Great Lakes.
Start a unit on the solar system with a visit to the NASA website, and then navigate the stars with an exciting webquest. After all that exploration, learners will be ready to jump into a team-centered research project in which they prepare an oral presentation on one of the nine planets. This lesson could span several days and ends with an independent assignment in which each learner creates a model of our solar system. There are links to web resources and extensions included.
Students determine how navigators of ships predict and compensate for the effect of coastal ocean currents. Students use an online database to retrieve data on water movement for selected areas. Students gather information about currents, winds, and tides to solve problems related to coastal navigation.