A recurring column in Oceanography magazine, Hands-On Oceanography provides peer-reviewed activities appropriate for undergraduate and/or graduate classes in oceanography. Hands-on is broadly interpreted as those activities that actively engage students (i.e., activities where students have to make decisions, record results, and interpret results). Hands-on activities include, but are not limited to, computer-based models and laboratory demonstrations. Below is a list with links to all of the published activities.
In addition to the recurring column, the supplemental issue of Oceanography, Teaching Physical Concepts in Oceanography, offers a collection of hands-on/minds-on activities for teaching physical concepts that are fundamental in oceanography.
SUBMIT AN ACTIVITY
We encourage submissions of hands-on activities to Ellen Kappel, Oceanography Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submitted activities will be peer-reviewed. Accepted hands-on activities will be published in Oceanography and posted online as downloadable pdf files. Text plus graphics must fit on four to six magazine pages (roughly 2,000-3,500 words and 2-4 figures). Suggested subheadings include:
• Purpose of Activity
Please make sure to include an estimate of the the amount of time needed to complete the lab.
Ocean Acidification: The Role of CO2
Corals on Acid: An Inquiry-based Activity Leading Students to a Better Understanding of Ocean Acidification Impacts
Engineering Literacy for Undergraduates in Marine Science: A Case for Hands On
Lake in a Bottle: A Laboratory Demonstration of the Unusual Stability Properties of Freshwater
Drifters, Drogues, and Circulation
Sorting Out Sediment Grain Size and Plastic Pollution
A Classroom Activity Using Satellite Sea Surface Temperatures to Predict Coral Bleaching
Mix it Up, Mix it Down: Intriguing Implications of Ocean Layering
A Tabletop Demonstration of Atmospheric Dynamics: Baroclinic Instability
Assessing the Importance of Sand as a Source of Fecal Indicator Bacteria (Escherichia coli and Enterococcus)
A Laboratory Demonstration of Coriolis Effects on Wind-Driven Ocean Currents
Diffusion at Work—An Interactive Simulation
Phosphorus in Our Waters
Investigating Coastal Processes and Nitrate Levels in the Elkhorn Slough Using Real-Time Data
An Integrated Model Simulation and Empirical Laboratory on Biological Encounter Rates
An Introduction to Finding Context
Settling Particles in Aquatic Environments: Low Reynolds Numbers