Classroom BATS Introduction

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Project Introduction
 
What is classroom BATS?
 
Why Would I want BATS in my
     classroom?

 
How can I use BATS in my
     classroom?

 
BATS and the
     National Education Standards

BATS Info
 
Raw Data
 
Graphs & Tables
 
Creature Features

Oceanography
 
Background Information
 
Why do we study the ocean?
 
How do we study the ocean?
 
History of ocean exploration
 Who studies the oceans?
 
What do we know about the
    ocean?

 
What remains to be discovered?

Other Related Resources
 
Lab & Ship Tours

Lesson Plans

Classroom BATS Partners
 
 

Classroom BATS is an NSF-funded project designed to help educators effectively use web-based ocean resources in their curriculum developments and teaching.

seacreatureClassroom BATS
takes its name from
the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study,
a program of the
Bermuda Biological
Station for Research (BBSR). Scientists in this program set sail every month to study the chemical, physical, and biological properties of the ocean near Bermuda, with a focus on the oceans role in global environmental change.

Classroom BATS links BBSR scientists and data with prospective science teachers in the College of Education at Florida International University. This link is mediated via a virtual campus run by The College of Exploration.technology   

The goal of Classroom BATS is to create an
on-line learning
environment that allows science teachers to use
real ocean data to
conduct inquiry-based learning in their grade 6-12 classrooms. The lesson plans created by Classroom BATS partners are shared with teachers everywhere.