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Sailing Trip DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this lesson,students will play the role of a sailboat captain in The Hamptons, an upscale vacation venue, who must schedule sailing trips to amuse tourists and make money for the company. Using Monthly Wind Speed data from 1995-2005 from MyNASAData website, students will evaluate changes in the monthly wind speed, draw conclusions about how wind speed will effect their company positively or negatively, and infer locations and months for the best sailing trip. Students will need to convert meters per second from your data to miles per hour using a link provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Mathematics
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: MYND-000-000-000-049
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • C - Life science:
        • Organisms and environments
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understanding about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 5-8:
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
        • Risks and benefits
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr Lin Chambers
NASA