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Primary CREST: NIWA Oceans Rising

The resources for this Primary CREST: NIWA Oceans Rising have been sourced from the Scientific Educational Resources and Experience Associated with Deployment of Argo (SEREAD) educational resources originally designed for teaching and learning programmes in the Pacific Islands.

The resources for this Primary CREST: NIWA Oceans Rising context have been sourced from the SEREAD educational resources, originally designed for teaching and learning programmes in the Pacific Islands.

SEREAD stands for Scientific Educational Resources and Experience Associated with the Deployment of Argo.

The Argo Project is a series of floats that move up and down vertically through the water and the information they provide is used to help understand the changes taking place in today’s climate.

The SEREAD programme is sponsored by: NIWA National Institute for Water and Atmosphere, New Zealand.

This resource is a series of activities which complement current teaching curriculum and demonstrates the value of scientific knowledge through realistic and locally relevant applications.

There are notes for teachers and activities for students, teaching them about the fundamental measurements that are used to describe and measure changes in climate. This will both help them understand how scientists use data and provide opportunities for interaction between scientists and teachers.

Teachers could use these activities as part of their own lesson plans or, alternatively, use the fully prepared Oceans Integrated Unit Plan.

These activities are free and easily accessible here.

You may choose to pay $3/student for a Primary CREST: NIWA Oceans Rising award and CREST badge on the confirmation of the successful delivery and completion of at least 8 of the Primary CREST: NIWA Oceans Rising activities.

You will need to send a completed Confirmation form and Order form. (Refer to Teachers Book) and send to: CREST, P.O. Box 598, WELLINGTON 6140