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Project NOPP Drifters DLESE Reviewed Collection
This site uses data from ocean drifting buoys to integrate ocean science into classroom science and math instruction. Opportunities exist to enhance lessons with suggested educational activities and curriculum materials developed and tested by teachers. Teachers can also use only the data, background information and reference images to supplement existing curricula. Data is collected by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP).
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Lab activity
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
Subject:
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001- 2002
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-035
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motions and forces
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Sarah Schoedinger
National Oceanographic Partnership Program