SMBO Outreach and Education: Teachers

The portal for teachers







Welcome to the teacher's portal

This education and outreach portal is intended to provide you with lesson plans, data links, and source information, permitting you to put together fascinating classes that focus on the marine environment.

Lesson plans:
  • Examine the vertical temperature structure of the ocean using data from the Santa Monica Bay observatory (Bob Perry, Malibu High School)
    [lesson plan]

  • Investigate the ocean temperature difference between an El Nino and a La Nina year using temperature observations from the St. Monica Pier (Renee Klein, Animo, Venice)
    [data (xls spreadsheet)] [lesson plan] [student directions]

  • New eyes in the ocean - can we see now?. Explore the near real-time data from the Santa Monica Bay and compare them with the data from a very similar mooring in Monterey Bay (Ron Ozuna, Roosevelt High School)
    [lesson plan]


  • Studying surface currents, from the shore and with SMBO and SCCOOS data portals. (Bob Perry, Malibu High School)
    [lesson plan]


  • NEW! Using the SMBO to compare air and sea temperatures. (Bob Perry, Malibu High School)
    [lesson plan]


  • NEW! Using the SMBO to compare inshore and offhosre sea surface temperatures. (Bob Perry, Malibu High School)
    [lesson plan]


News:

08/30/06: 2nd teacher's workshop, September 16, 2006 at UCLA: (directions)

3/3/06: Renee Klein from Animo High School in Venice and a participant of SMBO's outreach won in this year's QuikScience Challenge. Follow this link for more information about QuikScience.

11/1/05: 1st teacher's workshop, November 5, 2005 at UCLA: (directions)

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Mooring Pier Station SeaWorld Data Models

Coastal Center

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