Sea Level

Sea level is a good topic to study using real data, because of the interesting data sets that are available at different scales. Satellite data gives a global view, while a network of monitoring stations and buoys provide long-term data at specific locations around the United States. Many of these different observation systems from satellites and ground stations are part of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Observing System. Charts of sea surface height data are excellent examples of the use of mathematical mean or average. Through these activities, students will learn how to interpret real data that is measured relative to an historical mean. 

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Teacher's Guide: Understanding Sea Level Using Real Data
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Date added: 03/24/2008
This currciulum guide contains five activities designed for grades 6-8 that incorporate real data from NOAA. The activities are organized as a pathway with five levels of increasing sophistication. Students first need to understand how to access and interpret sea surface height and tide data. To understand how to interpret these data, students will review and practice computing mean values. Along the way, they will learn how different factors such as storms affect tide levels and how to meaure them. The goal is for students to become experienced with these kinds of data and the tools for accessing them, so that, by the end of the module, they can continue to explore data sets driven by their own inquiry.
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This folder contains copies of all the masters, handouts, and supporting materials referenced in the Understanding Sea Level Using Real Data Teacher Guide. These pages are also included in the Teacher Guide, but are available here as separate files for your convenience.

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