Aquatic Field Study

Wetland and shallow marine habitats all over the world share some common characteristics. In this investigation, you will have an opportunity to study some of these characteristics at a local aquatic site and to create a baseline study to scientifically describe the site. You can learn about the Aquatic Field Investigation, or see all the reports received so far.

Designing Visual Shark Targets

Take a look at over 50 Visual Shark Targets designed by students to test a sharks ability to see the difference between colors and shapes.

Shark Tracking Research

Follow sharks as we look for patterns in the sharks' activities which might indicate that they have a preferred territory.

Exploring the Steel Reef

Join the crew of the NR-1 and the JASON scientists as they explore the site known as the Steel Reef. Students are asked to help identify what they think the site might be by looking at the latest sidescan sonar and Electronic Still Camera images.

The JASON Quilt

The JASON Quilt activity is adapted from Investigation 2 of the JASON VII Curriculum. In this project, students explore the role of the artist as observational scientists by researching different plants and animals and designing patches of a quilt to depict these organisms. There are two ways to take part in the project. The first is the JASON Quilt Patch Exchange (already underway) in which students exchange artwork via snail mail. In addition students can also send digital images that will be incorporated into an Electronic Quilt on the JASON homepage.

Coral Rings and Climate Change

The basic concept behind this investigation is that the growth patterns of corals over time can tell us something about climate over that time. Like tree rings, rings indicating annual growth can be examined.


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