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Product Details

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

Oceanography provides an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge about the biological, physical, and chemical properties of marine ecosystems. Through an interdisciplinary approach, the oceanography topics are explored through hands-on labs, research projects and video field trips. Oceanography encourages students to investigate both the marine world and the environmental issues that people must consider when using the oceans many resources.

Prerequisites:

Students must have a basic understanding of the Scientific Method and how scientists conduct research. Students should have some background in general biology, physics and chemistry, such as gained from a Physical Science or General Science course.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/oceanography

Required Materials:

web camera, microphone

Semester A -Empty 2-liter bottle with cap, ruler or tape measure, small bowl, water, 2 mugs (ceramic works best), 2 metal teaspoons, 2 plastic straws, Instant coffee, and one of the following: ketchup or soy sauce condiment packet, medicine dropper, or pen cap and modeling clay or silly putty

Semester B – 1 aluminum tin (pie size or larger) or rectangle metal cake pan, 2 bird feathers (can be found in craft or hobby materials), 50 mL of cooking oil (such as vegetable oil or olive oil), 10-15 hard-boiled eggs, cotton balls, paper towels, or toilet paper, paper cups, masking tape, popsicle sticks

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

In addition, this specific course requires that your computer should be equipped with a webcam and microphone of some sort. Students may be asked to record themselves for specific assignments.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available

Lead Teacher:

Ally Reamy, Columbia Falls Public Schools, ally.reamy@montanadigitalacademy.org

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