Ocean Drifter STEM Project

Ocean Drifter STEM Project
Ocean Drifter STEM Project
Ocean Drifter STEM Project
Ocean Drifter STEM Project
Ocean Drifter STEM Project
Ocean Drifter STEM Project
Ocean Drifter STEM Project
Ocean Drifter STEM Project
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The purpose of this project is to collaborate with group members to design, build, and test a scale-version of an ocean current drifter. An ocean drifter is a device that is designed to follow the flow of ocean currents. This project is based off the Student Drifter Program through NOAA (http://www.studentdrifters.org/).

This PDF document is an engineering notebook that students use as they complete the project. It includes research questions about ocean currents, a space to sketch a design plan, writing reflections, and testing/redesign notes. It is meant to be printed out and then folded in half and stapled so that it is a mini-notebook.

This STEM project incorporates the 5 disciplines of STEAM education:
Science - ocean currents, climate change, convection
Technology - GPS data and drifter technology
Engineering - design, build, and test a prototype
Art - illustrate and decorate, reflective writing
Math - calculate buoyancy, metric system measurements
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8 pages
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Does not apply
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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