Course Description: Introduction to Oceanography by Inquiry was offered during Winter quarter 1998. The instructor (Carol Ladd) and a teaching mentor (Richard Strickland) were awarded a Huckabay Teaching Fellowship to develop and teach Ocean 204. The goals of the Huckabay project were twofold: 1) to provide undergraduates with a science class that focuses on scientific skills and processes, and 2) to provide Oceanography graduate students with teaching experience. Hopefully, the course will continue to be offered on roughly an annual basis and taught by graduate students who are seeking to further their teaching experience.
Course Objectives: The primary objective of this class is to understand science as a process as opposed to a body of "facts". By the end of the class, students should be experienced in many useful skills including hypothesis building, experimental design, data collection and interpretation, group work, and computer skills such as email and web use.
Instructor: Carol Ladd
Ocean Research Bldg #2, room 103
PO Box 357940, Seattle, WA 98195
Text: Duxbury & Duxbury,
An Introduction to the Worlds Oceans,
5th Ed., W.C. Brown Publ.
The following links may be of interest:
UW 18 Degree Water Float Tracks (HW # 2)
Revel Project - 1997 (HW # 1)
UW Oceanography: Home Page
Oceanography from Space
1998: International Year of the Ocean
National Ocean Service
U.S. Geological Survey
Earth's Interior & Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics, the Cause of Earthquakes
An Introduction to Estuaries
Puget Sound On-Line - Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team
Welcome to SoundWeb
NOAA/PMEL/TAO El Nino Theme Page
Content Last Modified: 03/18/98