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HRECOS Classroom

Solving Graph Data Puzzles

Solving Graph Data Puzzles

This 49 slide PowerPoint offers a collection of graphs, based on remotely-sensed data from HRECOS and other sensor networks, that can be used with secondary students to build STEM skills and explore the workings of the Hudson estuary ecosystem. Covering water levels, dissolved oxygen, salinity, and turbidity, these case studies expand upon the material covered in the “Using HRECOS in the Classroom” tutorial described above. Notes for each slide provide background content and instructions for teachers.

Download HRECOSgraphpuzzles.pptx (file uploaded 2/13/2017)


 

Using HRECOS to Track the 1/23/17 Nor'easter

A strong nor'easter is predicted to bring near hurricane force winds to the ocean off New York Harbor later today. Forecasters expect mild to moderate coastal flooding in association with the storm. Teachers interested in practicing graph interpretation, exploring earth and environmental science topics, and promoting STEM skills may wish to use remotely sensed data to check out conditions today as the storm approaches, or tomorrow as it winds down. Click here to read the full article:

Using HRECOS to Track the 1/23/17 Nor'easter

 

Using HRECOS in the Classroom (updated 2/17/2017)

A Virtual Checkup of a River’s Vital Signs: Using Remotely Sensed Data in the Classroom

This 29 slide PowerPoint presentation from the Hudson River Estuary Program offers a basic introduction to HRECOS and tutorial for use of its data in secondary school classrooms. It covers the capabilities and advantages of remote sensing systems; offers a concise overview of how to manipulate the HRECOS Current Conditions interface; reviews a selection of case studies that illustrate use of the system to explain events in the Hudson estuary; and presents four graphs for students to analyze and explain in small groups during class time. Notes for each slide provide background content and instructions for teachers.

Download HRECOSintheClassroom_v3.1.pptx (file updated 2/17/2017)


 

Telling Hudson River Stories with Graphs

The Hudson River Estuary Program's educators have begun production of short PowerPoint presentations featuring remotely sensed Hudson River data readily available on the internet. The shows promote development of skills in interpreting graphs and formulating and testing hypotheses to explain phenomena, as well as exploring physical and biological attributes of the Hudson estuary ecosystem.

The shows are only ten slides long, facilitating their use in often crowded syllabi. Notes accompanying each slide provide explanations and additional information about phenomena illustrated. 

Two PowerPoints are available for download below, one covering the basics of the Hudson’s tides, the second examining the various ways in which storms impact water levels in the estuary.

Note: Each slide contains accompanying presenter notes

 

Oxygen, Plants and the Hudson River

Author: Lia Harris - Education Program specialist, Cary Institute.

Time: 1-2 class periods; Grade Level: high school; Objective: Students will develop and test a hypothesis about the relative oxygen contributions of three Hudson River Ecosystems.

Oxygen, Plants and the Hudson River - Worksheet

 
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