Scuba Diving Teacher Resources
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Learners discover that scuba diving is more than a sport. It's a science that operationally integrates physics, chemistry, physiology, and oceanography. They perform a simple experiment which simulates the air tanks used in scuba diving.
It's the Law
Students explain various scientific laws used in SCUBA diving. In this theory based lesson, students examine and explain how temperature, density, and salinity relate to SCUBA diving using various scientific laws to engage their learning.
Ups and Downs of Diving
Students explore the science and sport of scuba diving. In this scuba diving instructional activity, students build Cartesian divers and observe their behavior under water pressure.
Gardens Under the Sea: Coral Reefs
Students, with dive partners, explore coral reefs through scuba diving. They also explore radial symmetry and bilateral symmetry.
Students explore practical problems that are related to scuba diving. In this oxygen lesson students complete a lab activity.
Now, Take a Deep Breath
Students define several laws of pressure and see how they relate to scuba diving. For this ocean explorer lesson students answer questions and complete an activity.
For the Love of Scuba
Students explore oceanography by reading a nonfiction book in class. In this scuba diving lesson plan, students read the book For the Love of Scuba in class and analyze the techniques and equipment used in ocean exploration. Students answer study questions about the book and define scuba related vocabulary terms.
Science: Surviving in Salt Water
Students read the Adventure Team journal about scuba diving and discuss underwater plants and animals. They discover the meaning of water cycle, erosion,and examine how plants and animals can live in salt water. Students experiment with eggs dropped in glasses of water and salt water to observe how salt helps fish float. They also observe how light shining on plants causes oxygen bubbles to float to the surface.
Students are exposed to the physics and physiology of scuba diving, study the principals applied in the U.S. Navy Decompression tables and work out typical decompression problems.
Students explore various topics while discovering scuba diving as a science. In this scuba science lesson plan, students discuss the four oceans of the world, examine the water cycle and draw a diagram depicting this process. Students also explore why ocean water is salty and conduct several experiments regarding floatation and pollution in ocean water.
What In The World Are Swim Bladders and Why Are They Important
In this swim bladders instructional activity, students use a bowl, water, and balloons to make swim bladders, and answer short answer questions about them. Students answer 7 questions and interview someone who has been scuba diving.
Diving the Deep
Children research plant and animal components of marine ecosystem, visualize undersea life, and picture themselves wearing scuba-diving equipment needed to explore underwater. Learners then create underwater scene in which they explore plant and animal life.
What is Lightning?
Students experiment with electricity to understand lightning. In this lightning lesson, students show how static electricity causes lightning. Students discuss questions about their experiment and gather important facts. Students recognize the dangers in lightning and how to be safe in a lightning storm.
To Save a Reef
Young scholars explore coral reef ecosystems. In this Science lesson, students participate in a coral reef simulation. Young scholars use collected information to form an argument against commercial fishing or coral harvesting.
Students take a provided ocean Trivia Quiz in order to start a discussion of the ocean. They then perform an experiment on how the amount of salt in the ocean affects it and varies from ocean to ocean.
Now Take a Deep Breath
Young scholars research to answer questions related to deep sea diving. In this deep sea diving instructional activity, students answer questions on a worksheet using the Internet. They discuss pressure, gas laws, and the physiology of diving in the deep sea.
La Toteca- A Tropical Paradise
Students collect data on the time of the ferry. In this algebra instructional activity, students use the data to predict a ferry schedule. They also compute the depth where oxygen would be needed when diving.
Coral Reefs: Gardens Under the Sea
Learners discover the wonders of coral reefs while listening to a book about them. In a Reading Rainbow video activity, they simulate a dive, check equipment and explore a reef. Role-playing as marine biologists, students uncover answers to various questions
Explore the Food Chain of a Coral Reef
Students explore the internet world of Second Life and complete a graphic organizer based on the food chain of the coral reef and the Tiger Shark. In this food chain lesson plan, students answer short answer questions as they research.
Students use materials found at a resource table to design simple devices that will house instruments to take water samples from a tub of water. They design 3 instruments, each varying in density so that one will float, one will hover and one will sink. The work in teams and each member contributes to the design. After experimentation, they share designs with the rest of class.