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The Gulf Stream Voyage DLESE Reviewed Collection
This online multidisciplinary project is part of the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) program, which has developed internet activities for the elementary, middle, and high school level student. It utilizes both real time data and primary source materials to help guide students to discover the science and history of the Gulf Stream. Students investigate the driving forces behind this great ocean current, how it affects the Atlantic Ocean, and some of mankind's experiences in dealing with it. This project can be used as a complete tutorial on the Gulf Stream, however, the activities are presented in a manner that allows each to be used individually to supplement traditional classroom lessons. The project provides instructions, activities, worksheets, data links, reference materials, on-line help, back-up information, and a teacher area for help and ideas.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
    • Module / Unit
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Remotely sensed
Subject:
  • Climatology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999, 2001 Stevens Institute of Technology Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education, All Rights Reserved. The Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology, Copyright Owner, provides the information on this server to anyone, but retains copyright on all text and graphic images. This means that you may not distribute the text or graphics to others without the express written permission of the Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology; "mirror" or include this information on your own server or documents without our permission; modify or re-use the text or graphics on this system. Except as permitted under the Copyright Act of 1976, no part of the text or graphics may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including the use of information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the Copyright Owner. Requests for permission should be addressed to : Joshua D. Baron, Stevens Institute of Technology.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-633
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
        • Transfer of energy
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Interactions of energy and matter
        • Motions and forces
      • C - Life science:
        • Interdependence of organisms
        • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Physical systems:
      • The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
    • Places and regions:
      • The physical and human characteristics of places
    • The uses of geography:
      • How to apply geography to interpret the past
      • How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
      • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education
http://www.k12science.org/index.html

Contact: Liesl Hotaling
Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education