Ari Daniel Shapiro, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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High School: 3 Disciplinary Core Ideas
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- Best used in a high school or college oceanography course.
- This resource provides a great answer to the question -- what do scientists do?
About the Science
- Video includes animation of ocean current circulation and its interaction with the Greenland ice sheet.
- Comment from expert scientist: The video shows up-to-date information linking dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean, dynamics in the Greenland ice sheet, seasonal variability, and consequences (sea level rise). It also shows compelling footage and has descriptions of what it takes for scientists to actually obtain relevant data - good personal interest and "process of science" information.
About the Pedagogy
- This resource is focused on the work of physical oceanographer, Fiamma Straneo. It provides sufficient scientific context to understanding what she is doing and why. It is not designed to directly stimulate inquiry or the asking of further questions.
- A good scientist/narrator shows students how science is done and that research is a tough job!
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Video supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 3
HS-ESS2.C1:The abundance of liquid water on Earth’s surface and its unique combination of physical and chemical properties are central to the planet’s dynamics. These properties include water’s exceptional capacity to absorb, store, and release large amounts of energy, transmit sunlight, expand upon freezing, dissolve and transport materials, and lower the viscosities and melting points of rocks.
HS-ESS2.D1:The foundation for Earth’s global climate systems is the electromagnetic radiation from the sun, as well as its reflection, absorption, storage, and redistribution among the atmosphere, ocean, and land systems, and this energy’s re-radiation into space.
HS-ESS2.D3:Changes in the atmosphere due to human activity have increased carbon dioxide concentrations and thus affect climate.