WORLD OCEANS DAY – SCOPES-DF
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WORLD OCEANS DAY

 

World Oceans Day is an internationally recognized day that takes place on June 8th each year. Originally proposed in 1992, the Ocean Project started a global effort in 2002 to instate World Oceans Day and was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008.  We encourage educators to implement lessons such as the ones found below to increase awareness about our role in caring for oceans and the marine life found in them. Take this opportunity to explore ocean protection and sustainable management of its resources with your students!

1. SEA FLOOR BATHYMETRY BY MATT ZIGLER

Students will demonstrate understanding of various sea floor features, create a digital and physical model of a sea floor, and then practice mapping the sea floor (bathymetry) using dowel rods and 3D modeling in Excel.

2. SECCHI DISK FOR WATER QUALITY BY MAUREEN QUIGLEY

In this lesson students create their own miniature Secchi disk with a 3D printer and will use these tools to measure turbidity, and thus water quality, of different water samples. They will understand how to use an actual Secchi disk in the field, in order to determine the depth of the photic zone in different bodies of water.

3. FABRICATING TURTLES TO UNDERSTAND TURTLES BY Regiane Pupo

This activity includes a “hands on” strategy that mixes the use of two different digital fabrication tools (laser cut and 3D printing) and silicon mold, to produce replicas of animals threatened with extinction. The activity explored in this lesson raises students’ awareness about animal conservation and preservation.

4. WATER OVER FLOW INDICATOR BY Supriya (Vigyan Ashram)

In this workshop students will make an instrument that would sense water overflow and give an alarm sound. Students will learn about electronic and circuitry through activity. Students will design and fabricate their own water over flow indicator. Students will also create a casing for this circuit system.

5. RECYCLING FOR TOYS BY MARTIN OLOO

This lesson aims to introduce students to Reusing and Recycling of waste in creating their own products or toys in particular. The lesson will also introduce kids to electronic devices and circuits and modern joining methods. Mechanical transmissions will also be introduced to learners.

6. NEW LIFE: CONTAINER REUSE RESOLVES STORAGE AND WASTE BY Randall Ohman

Students will think about how used food package containers could be used for parts organizers if the right holding system could be designed. They think of ideas, mock them up and then do dimensioned CAD models in preparation for laser cutting and 3D printing.

Students are rewarded with both solving a parts organizing and storage challenge and with helping keep waste packaging from land and waterways.

In this Workshop students will learn how to make Water Dispenser to avoid water wastage.
Learning objectives:

  1. To motivate students for group discussion
  2. To think on water scarcity problems
  3. Learn 2D Design, Laser cutting & Basic Electronics.

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