Mini-researchers (Meteorology and Oceanography)
Objectives:This innovative approach to learning means that students from four schools across Devon and Cornwall were invited to spend the day at the Mount Batten Centre in Plymouth. Groups of students from Tamarside and Callington Community Colleges and Looe and Liskeard Community Schools took turns to spend 2 hour sessions on a boat out in Plymouth Sound learning about meteorology, oceanography, charts, angles and bearings.
The students took on the role of mini-researchers measuring and comparing air temperature, windspeed, and water visibility in Plymouth Sound and the Tamar.
There was a benefit of
in a variety of teaching and learning styles for 15 students from each
Measurements of wind speed with a hand-held anemometer
Dr Len Wood shows how to measure air temperature and humidity with a whirling psychrometer.