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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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Curriculum
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
    • Tutorial
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
  • Atmospheric science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1334
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Rutgers University
Rutgers Marine and Coastal Sciences (RMCS)

Publisher: Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR)