Real Time Data
On-Line Lessons Using The Tampa Bay
P.O.R.T.S Site in The Classroom
Real time data streams offer an unparalled opportunity to understand
relationships in science and mathematics while presenting many opportunities
to practice basic and advanced skills in a dynamic context. The
Tampa Bay P.O.R.T.S. site reports marine and meteorological data
collected 24 hours a day at 10 sites in the greater Tampa Bay Area.
This lesson will take you through 3 levels of activities. The first
is Navigating the Site, where you will learn what information is
presented and how to access this information. The second level is
Understanding the Data, were you will learn to read the charts and
give meaning to the data. The third level will require you to Use
the Data to solve a problem. :
This lesson contains links to standards in science and mathematics
which you should practice and master as you read the material,
interpret data, answer questions, and solve problems. By frequently
looking back on these objectives you can keep a focus and evaluate
your own learning. There is also a link to the Tampa Bay P.O.R.T.S.
site and other sites which offer information which will be helpful
*Note to teachers
The P.O.R.T.S. site and activities are intended for use with
students in grades 9 through 12 and above. An Advanced 8th grade
class should also do well.
notes for teachers
Sunshine State Standards:
- First objective requires you to go to the Tampa Bay P.O.R.T.S.
site, follow specific instructions asking you to navigate the
site, and then answer questions related to the places you visit.
- Second objective requires you to read, interpret, and identify
trends from data tables.
- Third objective requires you to record data over a specific
interval of time, identify trends, and use this information
to solve a problem.
References that can be used for this Lesson: