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View Resource CIESE Online Classroom Projects

Teachers of all grades can use these projects to enhance their science curriculum through use of the Internet. Many projects utilize real time data, others draw from primary/historical information sources. In collaborative projects, students from around the world contribute data for comparison. Each project includes a brief description, teacher guide, standards, classroom activities, data source...

View Resource GeoTimes

Magazine of the American Geological Institute offers news shorts on earth science topics, including: paleontology and physical anthropology; volcanology, seismology and hazard prediction; marine geology; plate tectonics; planetary geology; and other topics in geology. Well-written articles include color photos and geology maps. Archived articles available.

View Resource Discovery of Sound in the Sea

This in-depth site defines sound and describes its measurement, behavior in water, and importance to marine life and humans. Extensive audio gallery includes examples of sound production by invertebrates, fishes, marine mammals. Human uses of underwater sound and the technology and applications of acoustic equipment are explained. Profiles of researchers in physical oceanography, marine biology,...

View Resource National Geographic Xpeditions Wave Heights

Students investigate parts of ocean waves and their measurements. An on-line wave simulator allows then to study the effects of wave height, length and period on a boat's movements. Using records of tsunami waves, students compare these heights to familiar landmarks and test a hypothesis about possible relationships between wave height and ocean size and depth.

View Resource Institute of Navigation Education Materials

These ten lessons on various navigation topics from the Institute of Navigation include an introduction to navigation, latitude and longitude, map reading, dead reckoning and celestial navigation, trigonometry applications, the effects of errors in navigation, using topographical maps, triangulation, Global Positioning Systems, space navigation, and more. The lessons can be applied to courses in...

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