Students are asked to predict what will happen to styrofoam objects lowered down to the bottom of the Bering Sea. Students make the appropriate calculations related to the actual experiment which took place on Maggie Prevenas' PolarTREC expedition.
Students will make hypotheses and calculations regarding deep sea experiments that took place in the Bering Sea on a PolarTREC expedition:
Set up Internet access for students to read journal entries at www.polartrec.com
Guide students through the attached activity sheet.
Maggie Prevenas' Journal entries:
Maggie Prevenas, prevenas [at] hawaiiantel.net
Standards5-8 Content Standard A: Science As Inquiry: Content Standard B: Physical Science: a. Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry b. Understandings about scientific inquiry a. Properties and changes of properties in matter
Hawaii Science Standard 1: The Scientific Process: SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process.
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