We have been told that the ocean has a budget - "heat budget" that is. The heat budget plays a crucial role in making our planet a hospitable (friendly) place for humans and other life. It has been theorized that a "shut down" in this awesome system could have far-reaching implications (drastic effects).

Mission:

Your assignment is to find out all you can about the oceanic heat budget.

Remember, the crew is counting on you to check out the "shut down" theory which may be crucial to the survival of humankind.

Asssessment:

You will be judged on your "informative" presentation and explanation (power point presentation, essay [word processing], charts/graphs [chart wizard or Excel] photographs and/or drawings, etc.) to the crew of the "far-reaching" implications a shut down or alteration in the heat budget might have.

 

Lesson Ideas created/adapted by Margaret Hammer (Graduate Research Assistant) and Judith Kenworthy (Technology Mentor Fellowship Associate) Texas A&M University. All comments and questions can be directed to stewart@ocean.tamu.edu

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