Student Drifters

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Resource Type:Data Sets; Teaching Media
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:Student Drifters
Summary:This site details student-built, fishermen-deployed, satellite-tracked drifters. Learn about different projects and what they're tracking in the world oceans. Student Drifters is as an educational program for formal and informal learning. Educators can address multiple disciplines including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and customize their lesson plans with existing resources from simple concepts of latitude and longitude to complex studies of dispersion.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 5; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C; ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Structure and function
Subjects: 9-12; citizen science; data; high school; mapping; oceans; pollution
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