Sea Surface Temperature Trends of the Gulf Stream

In this activity, students use NASA satellite data to explore the seasonal changes in sea surface temperatures of the Gulf Stream. Students use NASA's Live Active Server (LAS) to generate data of sea surface temperatures in the Gulf Stream, which they then graph and analyze.

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Rex Roettger

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Allow time to familiarize yourself with this resource before using in class.

A set of student directions would be useful.

Read the Teachers Notes section of this lesson plan for implementation and extension ideas.

Use this activity to build skills in using data sets (for both instructor and students), which may then be transferred to using other data sets.

This resource could be used to address misconceptions regarding the Gulf Stream.