Estuaries 101 Curriculum - Grade Level 9-12
Description: Using the Estuaries 101 curriculum, teachers will be able to teach their students about Earth System Science using coastal and ocean data.Focusing on estuaries, the curriculum modules, feature hands-on learning, experiments, field work and data explorations. The curriculum consists of four modules, Life Science, Earth Science & Physical Science each using estuaries as the context for developing content knowledge and skills relevant to that domain, and a Chesapeake Bay Module (see below) which integrates and deepens the focus on estuarine concepts in a local context.
Real-Time Data | Curriculum | Data Graphing Tool
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Interpretative Buoy System Description: NOAA "Smart Buoys" collect and transmit real-time weather, water conditions, and water quality data, as well as interpret key points along the John Smith Trail. NOAA's Chesapeake Exploration will bring the science of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail to life through the use of data from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS) and other partners, including the NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). NOAA, in partnership with National Geographic and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is developing this online curriculum to give teachers unprecedented access to lessons designed around real-time data.
Real-Time Data | Curriculum | Investigations | John Smith Trail
NOAA Data in the Classroom - Grade Level 5-8
Description: Data in the Classroom is an online resource for K-12 teachers interested in using real scientific data in their teaching. This Web site is the current home of the NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project, which is developing curriculum designed to help teachers and students use real scientific data to explore dynamic Earth processes and understand the impact of environmental events on a regional or global scale. Three modules have been developed: El Niño, Sea Level and Water Quality. This last module makes use of a special online tool which provides the interface to the NERRS/SWMP data offered through the CDMO. In addition, we will soon be adding another module on Ocean Acidification!
Ocean Acidification | El Niño | Sea Level | Water Quality | Pedagogical Approach