Summertime Data Lessons
As the weather warms, and the salinity in the estuary increases, data-rich lesson plans written by 2019 graduate student interns from the Estuary & Ocean Science Center connect science learning with current natural events.
These lessons were written as “Data Nuggets” and are in review to be posted on datanuggets.org.
Fire Weather Lesson
Written by graduate student Nicholas Carver
In the lesson, students interpret graphs of temperature and relative humidity from Rush Ranch before and during two nearby wildfires.
Salinity Gates Lesson
Written by graduate student Lindsay Young
As in the fire weather lesson, students interpret graphs, look for patterns, and ask questions. In this case, they are looking at graphs of salinity and investigating actions people take to protect the endangered fish.