Exploratorium

The Classroom BATS Exploratorium

The OceanExplorer

Depth Profiles and Time-Series Plots

Lesson Planner

Virtual Plankton Tow

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The Classroom BATS Exploratorium provides learning tools that allow you to interact in engaging and authentic ways with the ocean data from the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study. Scientists in this program sail monthly to study ocean properties near Bermuda, with a focus on the ocean´s role in global environmental change.

The Exploratorium features the OceanExplorer, a Microsoft Excel© workbook that allows you to customize, analyze, and visualize the BATS  data.The OceanExplorer includes built-in Help, as well as hyperlinks to this web site for background information.

Also available are depth profiles, time-series plots, and sample lesson plans already created by BATS scientists. Coming soon is the LessonPlanner, an on-line form that helps you create your own lesson plans based on BATS data and resources. 

The Exploratorium also features a Virtual Plankton Tow that introduces you to the other-worldy marine creatures you might find in a plankton net towed from aboard the BATS research vessel Weatherbird II.