This project taps into some of the exciting applications of the Internet in education by having students access real time ocean data. The students will track an actual ship at sea, determine its destination, and predict when it will arrive at its port of call. In addition, they will have the opportunity to monitor the weather conditions at sea and predict when rough weather might impact on the ship's arrival time
The Stowaway Adventure has six core activities that will teach students how to access and interpret real time marine data. The enrichment lessons include three interdisciplinary writing/ research activities which the students can complete independently. Students will have the opportunity to submit their own work for publication on the project web site.
It is recommended that students go through the lessons in order, beginning with the Project Story in Real Time Lesson #1 before continuing on to real time activities. The Teacher Guide section contains lesson plans for the Core Activities, as well as for supplemental and enrichment lessons. It is also recommended that you review each of the lessons carefully and use your judgment for allocating the appropriate amount of class time for the project.
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