SUBJECT - EARTH WATER
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In 1990, a container ship lost 60,000 pairs of sneakers in rough seas. Students calculate the speed and direction of the major surface currents in the north Pacific gyre by tracking and plotting the pathway of the floating sneakers.
Students use lunar cycles and tide charts to graph the inter-relationship between tidal patterns and lunar cycles.
Students trace the effects of global temperature change on oceanic surface levels through model and laboratory investigations.
Students investigate methods used to generate energy from physical ocean processes as well as design an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) system.