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General

C.O.O.L. Classroom - Internet-based modules link classrooms with studies of New Jersey’s coastal ocean. Interdisciplinary projects use real-time or near real-time data to support science concepts: history of oceanography; how and why ocean data is collected; impact of physical factors on phytoplankton, fisheries. Students use data to plot sea surface temperatures and currents, predict ocean weather conditions, and more. Includes profiles of researchers and their jobs, printable teacher guides on COOL tools and projects, tutorials on research instrumentation.

The Cool Room - Home of the underwater weather for the NJ coast; gives current oceanographic data for use by fishermen, boaters, and swimmers and includes activities for kids. The site will be completed in 2002.

Teaching the Physics and Math of Oceanography Using Satellite Data - A joint project between the University of Washington and The Northwest School in Seattle to enhance the links between the teaching of physics, math, and physical oceanography.

Discovery of Sound in the Sea - Sound can travel long distances and with great speed underwater. Oceanographers, submariners, whales, dolphins, seals, in short, all working or living in the ocean rely on sound to sense their surrounds, to communicate, and to navigate. This web site will introduce you to the science and uses of Sound in the Sea. It includes interactive lesson plans, student data and an audio gallery.

CoVis-Weather World 2010 Coriolis Force Page - With graphics and a brief video clip, the Coriolis effect is concisely and effectively explained. This site is part of the WW2010 Project and features current weather data and detailed explanatory/instructional material as well as curricular materials, archived products and case studies.

Intute Earth Sciences Gateway - Intute provides free access to high quality internet resources for students, researchers and practitioners in the physical sciences, specifically in: astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, materials science, physics, and general science. Available information includes lecture notes, text book chapters, tutorials, government publications, theses, and more. PSIgate also features scientific timelines, science career information, and access to their magazine, Spotlight.

Tides

NOS Tides and Water Levels Discovery Kit - National Ocean Service (NOS) scientists collect, study, predict and disseminate information about tides and water levels. Tutorial introduces the causes and variations of tides and currents, their impacts on human activities, navigation and organisms. Lesson plans include data for classroom activities, as well as resource links and teacher guides. A NSTA SciLinks selected site.

Oceanography: An ONR Science and Technology Focus Site - A comprehensive site from the Office of Naval Research with detailed topic information, online quizzes and activities. Look under the Ocean in Motion section for information and activities on waves, tides, and currents.

NOAA: About Water Levels, Tides and Currents - Learn about what causes tides, how they predict tides, and how they measure water level.

NOAA Tides Online - Access tide predictions by clicking on "Preditions" or real-time tide data by clicking "Tides Online."

Waves

Oceanography: An ONR Science and Technology Focus Site - A comprehensive site from the Office of Naval Research with detailed topic information, online quizzes and activities. Look under the Ocean in Motion section for information and activities on waves, tides, and currents.

Ocean World - Supported by NASA through the TOPEX/Poseidon Education Project, this site has educational information and classroom activities on oceans & climate, El Niño, ice ages, fisheries, waves, icebergs and currents.

National Geographic Worldcom Xpeditions - Wave Heights - In this interactive lesson, students will use a wave simulator to learn about the varying heights of ocean waves and what causes the variation. Correlations to National Geography Standards are includes. Grades 3-5.

The Beaufort Scale - Created in 1805 by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, the Beaufort scale has taken many different forms since its inception. This version features textual land and sea observations, as well as photos of the different wind strengths at sea.

Tsunamis

Tsunami Links - This site from NOAA includes a comprehensive list of federal, state, and international tsunami links and publications.

Tsunamis and Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest - A description from the U.S. Geological Survey on how earthquakes cause tsunamis in the Pacific.

Currents

Oceanography: An ONR Science and Technology Focus Site - A comprehensive site from the Office of Naval Research with detailed topic information, online quizzes and activities. Look under the Ocean in Motion section for information and activities on waves, tides, and currents.

Science with OAR: Ocean Currents - Teaching activities that explore the ways currents are mapped and how they affect us. Includes background information, data, applications, and additional activities.

Ocean World - Supported by NASA through the TOPEX/Poseidon Education Project, this site has educational information and classroom activities on oceans & climate, El Niño, ice ages, fisheries, waves, icebergs and currents.

The Gulf Stream Voyage - Use real-time data to investigate the driving forces behind the Gulf Stream, and learn how it affects the Atlantic Ocean and some of mankind's experiences dealing with it. This website provides classroom activities for science, math, history and language arts for grades 6-12.

The Gulf Stream - An educational website by researchers at the U.S. Naval Academy and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, topics include basic information and history, influence on weather and climate, eddies and rings, observational tools, satellite observations, and naval applications.

Project YOTO Drifters - Use data from ocean drifting buoys to integrate ocean science into your classroom science and math instruction, includes suggested educational activities and curriculum materials.

Ocean Planet's Ocean Currents: We All Go With the Flow - Learn the basics about currents.

NJMSC Longshore Current - During this activity, students experiment with a method to measure the speed of the longshore current at Sandy Hook, NJ. It could be adapted for use in another coastal area.


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