State Science Education Standards

State Science Standards related to the Waves classroom.

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Abstract

Investigations on Ocean Waves relate to concepts in physics, physical science, earth science, marine science, technology and mathematics. Physical Oceanographers are scientists who have specialized in understanding, observing, measuring, modeling, and predicting “motion in the ocean”—waves, currents, tides, winds. These in turn reflect natural events, such as hurricanes or hazards to people. Waves provide access to inquiry and the nature of science.

The activities associated with waves align to national and state standards. Using data from Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, such as SECOORA, provides relevant information for students to set up their studies and to investigate past events from archived data.