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Suggestions for Teaching Activity Topics using WhaleNet and links
I. Plot the course of Metompkin (the right whale) or Stephanie (the hooded seal) on their migratory routes.
* Life Science: migration, food sources, productivity
* Geography: navigation, geographic land formations
* Math: distances, rate of travel, compass direction
* Why do animals migrate?
* Is there a pattern to their route?
* Does the animal follow a pattern consistent with a current, ocean temperature, or other environmental factors?
II. Use the WhaleNet listserv information files
* Political Science: the International Whaling Commission (IWC), case studies in the WhaleNet listserv
* Reading: study case studies on various topics, comprehension
* Writing: write a summary/analysis of a topic based on a subject in the case studies and information files
* Data analysis: use data files to compare sighting rate, use ratios, statistics, plot locations of sightings, relations to water depth
III. Use Educational Resources links to collect information and images on specific organisms.
* Science: sorting, characteristics, classification, taxonomy, food chains
* Writing: write creative stories or factual reports on various organisms