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.
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.
Follow sharks as we look for patterns in the
sharks' activities which might indicate that they have a preferred
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 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.
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
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Todd Carlo Viola,
JASON Foundation for Education