Sarah Raskin: Pre-Trip, March 11, 2015

NOAA Teacher at Sea
Sarah Raskin
Onboard NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada
March 13-18, 2015


Mission: Channel Islands Deep-Sea Coral Study
Geographical Area of Cruise: Channel Islands, California
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Ms. Raskin will be joining NOAA scientists on a research expedition in the waters around the Channel Islands. NOAA scientists will be using ROVs (remotely operated underwater vehicles) to look at deep­-sea coral and water chemistry and the effects of ocean acidification.


The water pressure in the deep sea is very strong… which makes for a fun science activity! Students in Ms. Alstot’s Environmental Science class decorated styrofoam cups which Ms. Raskin will take with her on the boat. Those cups will go down in the ROV and when they return to the surface, the extreme pressure will have shrunken the cups! Stay tuned to see how it turns out.

Students in Ms. Alstot’s class show off their artwork





Students used their iPads to research ocean-related images for their artwork





The final products: These cups are ready to go for a dive!


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