Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)
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.
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.
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
Ally Reamy, Columbia Falls Public Schools, email@example.com