Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering      
Boiling Point Project   Small World Project   Gulf Stream Project
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Real Time Data Projects

An Investigative Study of Weather & Climate
Use hands-on activities and real-time data investigations to study factors that affect weather and climate.

Recommended for Grades 5 - 10
Curriculum Standards

Through this project, students will focus on ground level ozone, discovering what ground level ozone is, what factors contribute to its formation and the health effects from breathing ozone.  Students will use data and animated maps from the internet and monitor for the presence of ground level ozone.  Students are challenged to think critically and creatively about the problems surrounding ground level ozone.
Recommended for Grades 6 -12
Curriculum Standards
How do pilots find their way? Track a real airplane in flight and learn how vectors and trigonometry are used for aviation navigation.
Recommended for Grades 9-12
Curriculum Standards
Use live remote sensing data from cargo ships at sea to take your students on a virtual adventure. Focus is on math concepts and navigation. Project is ongoing.
Recommended for Grades 5 through 8 but could be implemented on the 9-12 grade level
Curriculum Standards
Students use real time data in various scientific applications in order to discover the mysteries of the Gulf Stream. Individual lessons may be easily adapted to traditional biology, chemistry and physics classes.
Recommended for Grades 6 through 12 
Curriculum Standards
This standards-based Real Time Data Module has been created for use by students in the elementary grades to allow them to investigate weather phenomenon both locally as well as in other places around the world.  Because of their ages students will not study complex weather concepts such as forecasting but will instead focus on developing a basic understanding of how weather can be described by measurable quantities, such as temperature, wind and precipitation.
Recommended for Grades K-6
Curriculum Standards
Explore the relationship between earthquakes and plate tectonics using real time earthquake data

Recommended for Grades 6 - 12
Curriculum Standards

Students use real-time data sources, simulations, and animations from the internet to help understand what tsunamis are, what causes them, how to predict them, and how communities can protect themselves.

Recommended for Grades 6-12
Curriculum Standards

Use real time data to guide student discovery of the causes and effects of ocean waves and tides.

Recommended for Grades 6-12
Curriculum Standards
Classroom Projects