How well can your students—
• Explain why ice floats?
• Model ocean currents?
• Predict tides?
• Describe the proper clean-up of an oil spill?
Project Earth Science: Physical Oceanography, Revised 2nd Edition
, immerses students in activities that focus on water, the substance that covers nearly three-quarters of Earth's surface. Eighteen ready-to-use, teacher-tested classroom activities and supplemental readings offer explorations and straightforward explanations to foster intuitive understanding of key science concepts. Students cover topics such as the structure of water molecules, saltwater and freshwater mixing, and tidal forces as they create waves, dissolve substances, float eggs, and more. Background materials for students and teachers, detailed and illustrated procedures for doing hands-on activities, and supplemental resources provide all the tools necessary to make a splash in the classroom.
Table of Contents
Additions and Changes to Revised 2nd Edition
About Project Earth Science: Physical Oceanography
Creating Scientific Knowledge
Observing and the Problem of Scale
Getting Ready for Classroom Instruction
Project Earth Science: Physical Oceanography and the National Science
Safety in the Classroom Practices
Standards Organizational Matrix
Activities at a Glance Matrix
Activity 1 A Pile of Water
Activity 2 A Sticky Molecule
Activity 3 Over and Under—Why Water’s Weird
Activity 4 How Water Holds Heat
Activity 5 Water—The Universal Solvent
Activity 6 Won’t You BB My Hydrometer?
Activity 7 Ocean Layers
Activity 8 The Myth of Davy Jones’s Locker
Activity 9 Estuaries—Where the Rivers Meet the Sea
Activity 10 Current Events in the Ocean
Activity 11 Body Waves
Activity 12 Waves and Wind in a Box
Activity 13 Tanks a Lot—Activities for a Wave Tank (Teacher Demonstration)
Activity 14 Plotting Tidal Curves
Activity 15 Tides Mobile
Activity 16 The Bulge on the Other Side of Earth
Activity 17 Oily Spills
Activity 18 Forever Trash
Reading 1 Water: The Sum of Its Parts
Reading 2 The Ocean
Reading 3 The Tides: A Balance of Forces
Reading 4 Waves
Reading 5 The Ocean: A Global View
Constructing a Wave Tank
About the Authors