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View Resource Revealing a Fault Plane with Hypocenters

In this exercise, learners will plot earthquake hypocenters along a cross-section in an attempt to 'image' a fault deep beneath the surface. The hypocenter data is from the aftershock sequence of the 1986 North Palm Springs, CA earthquake. This activity is suitable for learners who have a good understanding of high school algebra and geometry. This activity can be typically accomplished during a...

View Resource Workshop: Teaching Science by Ocean Inquiry

This summer workshop is designed to introduce teachers to ocean and climate related processes that can be used as a vehicle to teach general physical concepts (e.g. density, buoyancy, pressure, heat and temperature, waves), using a variety of hands-on activities. It will foster a network between teachers, scientists and experts in education. The workshop is intended for high school and middle...

View Resource Oceans in the News

Oceans in the News is an editorial service populated with current ocean research and news articles. The service is intended to provide a clearinghouse of ocean-related articles for teachers and students from reliable sources. Compiled monthly, this resource is guided by COSEE-Ocean Systems concept maps. Our current concept map theme addresses the Ocean Literacy Essential Principle "The ocean is a...

View Resource Hand it to the Animals

In this lesson, learners examine X-ray images of the "hands" of different animals and then determine the function of each hand from its form. The images are viewed and analyzed with a Web-based customized version of ImageJ.

View Resource Animals in Motion

In this lesson, learners use a Flash animation running in a browser to study how animals and humans move. Students examine images captured by Eadweard Muybridge in the late nineteenth century; by starting, slowing, and stopping the animation, learners gain valuable insights into biomechanics of bipeds and quadrupeds.

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