Ship Movement in the Gulf Stream
Ninth graders use Internet resources to determine the answers to worksheet questions about the Gulf Stream. They determine the effect of the Gulf Stream current on a ship and how it impacts travel in the North Atlantic Ocean.
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Navigation in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
Ancient texts, like Homer's Odyssey, mentions navigating ships by observing constellations. Pupils learn about the link between history and astronomy as they relate to navigation in the Bronze Age. Scholars complete two hands-on...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Day in the Life of an Ocean Explorer
What's life like aboard an ocean exploration vessel? Junior oceanographers examine the important role of communication in ocean research in instructional activity two of a five-part series from NOAA. The materials introduce the class to...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Message in a Bottle - A Satellite Journey through the Gulf Stream
The Gulf Stream has historically provided humans with a faster trade route because of its swift-moving waters. It continues to be a source of information and fascination for oceanographers today. As your class views this collection of...
7th - 12th Science
The Gulf Stream Explained
Many consider the gulf stream to be the global conveyor belt driving weather patterns around the world. The video explains the causes of the gulf stream cycle from density to temperature. Then, it presents theories of the impact of...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Above-Ground Storage Tanks in the Houston Ship Channel
Introduce your class to storage tank failures caused by major storms with an activity that looks at how the concepts of Archimedes' Principle and Pascal's Law affect the storage tanks along the Houston Ship Channel. The background...
9th - 12th Science