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Ocean Observing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics): Lessons, Activities, and Educational Resources

SECOORA and BOB
SECOORA, the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association, is the regional solution to integrating coastal and ocean observing data and information in the Southeast United States.

The Guide to Elementary Basic Observation Buoys (eBOB) (PDF, 1.52 MB)
The eBOB project stemmed from the BOB network and was funded partially by SECOORA, The Guide to Elementary Basic Observation (eBOB) was published. Lessons for multi-day inclusion of this STEM tool, data collection, and weather into the classroom are available. If time does not allow several days to devote to buoys, this guide also contains shorter options.

The Maury Project
The Maury Project is the American Meteorological Society's comprehensive national program of teacher enhancement based on studies of the physical foundations of oceanography.

Using Sound in Marine Research (PDF, 355 KB)
Lesson Plan addressing the science standard: How are acoustics used in marine science?

AMS DataStream Atmosphere
DataStreme Atmosphere is a major precollege teacher enhancement initiative of the American Meteorological Society with the main goal of training of Weather Education Resource Teachers who will promote the teaching of science, mathematics and technology using weather as a vehicle, across the K-12 curriculum in their home school districts.

Exploring Plate Tectonics: A Hands On Approach
Visit this section to access and download lessons pertaining to Plate Tectonics that were created by Leslie Sautter, PhD of the College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences. Lessons contain student worksheets and teacher resources.