Educator's Corner

Teaching Physical Science Through Oceanography

Lesson Plan Overview

This supplement was developed for university level students, but can be adapted for middle and high school students. This supplement to Oceanography Magazine focuses on educational approaches to help engage students in learning and offers a collection of hands-on/minds-on activities for teaching physical concepts that are fundamental in oceanography. These key concepts include density, pressure, buoyancy, heat and temperature, and gravity waves.

Source COSEE-Ocean Systems
Subjects Physical Science
Grades 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth.

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