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Ocean Waves: The Science of Surfing
In this one-time course, learners will explore the physical forces that are at play during surfing.
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How do surfers catch waves? What types of waves make for a great surf ride? Answering these questions will guide our class activities and discussion. This class is part of a series on waves which includes Ocean Waves: Structure and Formation. Learners will engage with content though a combination of multi-media presentation, teacher demonstration and whole-class discussion. During class we will define hydro-static force, buoyancy, torque and gravity. Learners will be lead through...
Upon completion of this class students will be able to: -identify types of wave breaks and how they apply to the sport of surfing. -predict what beaches may produce good surfing conditions. -explain the types of forces involved in catching and riding waves.
It's my passion to create unique, engaging learning experiences. I strive to create learner-centered, integrated lessons that relate content to student lives. I believe that my educational background in the field of marine science, professional teaching degree and extensive experiencing developing/delivering educational programs for all ages, will generate a class experience that fosters learners' appreciation for our oceans and environment.
A one-page handout will be placed in the classroom 24 hours before the start of class.
Learner achievement will be assessed with formative methods within the classroom setting.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Marine Science Educator Launching Voyages into Ocean Literacy 🌊
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
267 total reviews
282 completed classes
Welcome Parents and Students, Thank you for taking the time to explore my courses! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and the courses I teach on Outschool. I am a state of Florida, professionally certified science teacher. As an...