A Changing Sound: Oceanography Data Analysis
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This lesson is designed to complement Project Oceanology’s “Introduction to Oceanography” boat trip, although it can also be used as a stand-alone lesson. Students examine Project Oceanology’s historical dataset of organisms captured and water quality characteristics, and make graphs showing how the biological and physical nature of Long Island Sound has changed (or not) over time. The activity can take place in the Project Oceanology computer lab immediately before or after a trip, or in the classroom after students have returned home.
Alignment with Next Generation Science Standards
Teaching Materials (see Teacher Notes)
Explain: Cool Graphs Slideshow
Elaborate: Graphing in Excel, Teacher Keys to Graphs
Evaluate: Data Table with Discussion Questions
*Additional Resources for Teachers:
*These are supplementary activities that can be used before or after Project Oceanology programs, designed to help teachers integrate their Project Oceanology experiences into the curriculum.