Biological Oceanographic Investigations – Signals from the Deep

This Biological Oceanographic Investigations – Signals from the Deep lesson plan also includes:

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill directly impacted an area of the Gulf of Mexico the size of Oklahoma. A marine biology lesson looks at the impact of an oil spill on the deeper parts of the ocean. Scholars download actual data collected around the spill and use a spreadsheet and graphs to analyse the results. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Find more recent CTD studies completed in the same area
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires Internet access and computers for each group
  • Offers instructions for Excel 2008; if using a different spreadsheet program, you can adapt the instructions
  • Lesson is the last in a series of 16
Pros

  • Includes a large number of related lessons, videos, and resources
  • Provides outlines of the general ideas that students should cover in their papers
Cons

  • None
Common Core