Download This Full Lesson: Aquaculture Oceanography 101
Lesson Description: Oceanography is a broad field focused on the interconnections between geology, geography, geophysics, physics, chemistry, geochemistry, mathematics, meteorology, botany, and zoology. Because the field is so large, it has been broken down into a number of sub-disciplines. Through this lesson, students will gain a better understanding of the physical structure of the Gulf of Maine (GoM) including the unique semi-enclosed shape of the Gulf, freshwater input, currents, tidal action, and water temperature.
The final product of this lesson will be a diagram modeling the many elements that make the GoM unique. These diagram will be used to help with classroom discussions around the changes seen in the GoM and how these changes may affect the daily lives of those who rely on a healthy ocean for their livelihoods.
- What are the components of oceanography?
- What are the major currents in the Gulf of Maine?
- How do the currents of the Gulf of Maine affect our environment?
- explain the physical structure of the GoM and the direction and causes of GoM currents.
- observe and monitor water temperature and other parameters from buoys in the GoM.
|Next Generation Science Standards:||MS-ESS2-5|