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Students' COOL Projects for
Oceanographers in Training

Whether you have been sent here by your teachers or have discovered the COOL Classroom on your own, have fun and keep checking back for new COOL Projects.

Web Classes:

How does the Ocean Move? without audio - better for slower connections (Download the script here)

How does the Ocean Move? with audio

Fish Habitat Tour



Welcome to the COOL Classroom: Introductory Units
Continous vs. Discrete Data - Students learn about data collection and the difference between discrete (snapshots) and continuous and real-time data. (15-25 minute interactive activity).
Oceanography Through Time - Students use an interactive time line to learn about the history of the exploration and study of the ocean. (30-45 minute interactive activity).
What is the COOLroom Anyway? - Students explore how and why oceanographers collect data at the COOL room. (30-45 minute interactive activity).
Careers in Oceanography - Students explore the COOL cards to learn about the real people who make the COOL room work (30 minute activity).
Using COOL Technology - Students use the COOL tutorials to learn about the instrumentation used to collect data in the COOL room (30-45 minute activity).



COOL Biology Project:
"Gone Fishing"

Get caught in the ocean food web as you learn who's dinner and who are the diners beneath the waves--then use real data from the COOLroom to determine where the fish are off the coast of New Jersey.



COOL Earth Science Project:
"Create an Ocean Weather Forecast"

Learn how to interpret data about ocean and atmospheric conditions to understand coastal upwelling--then use your knowledge and real data from the COOLroom to create an ocean weather forecast.

COOL High School Physics Project:
"Follow that Bloom"

Learn how scientists use vectors to study the surface currents of the ocean--then use real data from the COOLroom to track an phytoplankton bloom along one area off the New Jersey coast.

COOL Middle School Physics Project:

Learn how scientists use vectors to study the surface currents of the ocean--then use real data from the COOLroom to locate a missing ship off the New Jersey coast.

Tech specs for COOL Projects:
You'll need a JavaScript- and Java-enabled browser with the Flash plug-in installed (go to
About this Site for help in downloading these items

Keep a record of your COOL Projects:
You may want to keep a folder or 3 ring binder to keep the COOL projects worksheets in.

COOL projects
cool classroom welcome units
biology project: gone fishing
earth science project: ocean weather forecast
physics: follow that bloom
physics: adrift