Float on with Argo

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of ocean monitoring
  • Identify one way that the international community monitors the ocean
  • Interpret ocean data gathered by Argo floats
  • Optional Challenge: Investigate scientific studies to learn more about the information Argo floats provide, and share your findings

Curriculum Connections

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Length of Activity

4-6 hours

We recommend planning for each step to take at least one hour-long class.
Step 1+2: Intro to Ocean Monitoring and Argo (1-2 hours)
Step 3: Data Collection Practice (1 hour)
Step 4: Research (2-3 hours)

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device(s)
  • Activity worksheet (as a Google Doc or printed handout)

Online Lesson Format