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Satellite Comparisons Between the Gulf of Maine and the Caribbean (title provided or enhanced by cataloger) DLESE Reviewed Collection
This is a web-based activity using satellite images of the Gulf of Maine and the Carribean Sea. Students are asked to examine satellite data of sea surface temperatures. From this data they are to determine the temperature scale and how temperature differences are indicated. They also examine phytoplankton density images to determine where high phytoplankton densities are. Additional activities are to determine the location of upwelling and surface currents in the images by extrapolating from the data.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000. Gulf of Maine Aquarium.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-279
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Gulf of Maine Aquarium
http://octopus.gma.org/about_GMA/default.asp