Maritime - Has Your Ship Come In?

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This webquest is designed to introduce the Maritime industry and the importance of Maritime industry to the world through education and career path choices.  Through STEM curriculum and project based learning, students will be exposed to the various facets of the Maritime industry using math, science, technology and engineering principles.  Students will be building on prior knowledge of reading graphs, tables and charts, location of continents and their use of gaming technology through various applications.  Students will utilize these skills and apply them to knowledge of Maritime education and a career pathway.

Related Virginia Standards of Learning for middle school and high school are listed below.

Middle School Standards

Science Standards of Learning
Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic
6.1 The student will plan and conduct investigations in which c) precise and approximate measurements are recorded;d) scale models are used to estimate distance, volume, and quantity; i) data are organized and communicated through graphical representation (graphs, charts, and diagrams); j) models are designed to explain a sequence; and k) an understanding of the nature of science is developed and reinforced.
6.5 The student will investigate and understand the unique properties and characteristics of water and its roles in the natural and human-made environment. Key concepts include c) the action of water in physical and chemical weathering; d) the ability of large bodies of water to store heat and moderate climate; f) the importance of water for agriculture, power generation, and public health; andg) the importance of protecting and maintaining water resources.
6.6 The student will investigate and understand the properties of air and the structure and dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere. Key concepts include a) air as a mixture of gaseous elements and compounds;
b) air pressure, temperature, and humidity; c) how the atmosphere changes with altitude; d) natural and human-caused changes to the atmosphere; e) the relationship of atmospheric measures and weather conditions; f) basic information from weather maps including fronts, systems, and basic measurements; and g) the importance of protecting and maintaining air quality.
6.9 The student will investigate and understand public policy decisions relating to the environment. Key concepts includea) management of renewable resources (water, air, soil, plant life, animal life); b) management of nonrenewable resources (coal, oil,  natural gas, nuclear power, mineral resources);
c) the mitigation of land-use and environmental hazards through preventive measures; and d) cost/benefit tradeoffs in conservation policies.

Math Standards of Learning
7.1 The student will a) investigate and describe the concept of negative exponents for powers of ten;
b)determine scientific notation for numbers greater than zero; c) compare and order fractions,
decimals, percents, and numbers written in scientific notation; d)determine square roots; and
e)identify and describe absolute value for rational numbers.
7.4 The student will solve single-step and multistep practical problems, using proportional reasoning.
7.12 The student will represent relationships with tables, graphs, rules, and words.
7.14 The student will a) solve one- and two-step linear equations in one variable; and b) solve practical
problems requiring the solution of one- and two-step linear equations.
8.14 The student will make connections between any two representations (tables, graphs, words, and
rules) of a given relationship.

Civics/Economics Sandards of Learning
CE.1 The student will develop the social studies skills responsible citizenship requires, including the
ability to a) examine and interpret primary and secondary source documents; b) create and explain maps,diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets; c)analyze political cartoons, political
advertisements, pictures, and other graphic media; d)distinguish between relevant and irrelevant
information; e)review information for accuracy, separating fact from opinion; f) identify a
problem, weigh the expected costs and benefits and possible consequences of proposed solutions, and recommend solutions, using a decision-making model; g) formulate an informed, carefully reasoned position on a community issue; h)select and defend positions in writing, discussion, and debate.
CE.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by a) describing the processes by which an individual becomes a citizen of the United States.

U S History Standards of Learning
USII.1The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible citizenship, including the ability to a) analyze and interpret primary and secondary source documents to increase understanding of events and life in United States history from 1865 to the present; b) make connections between the past and the present; c) sequence events in United States history from 1865 to the present; d) interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives; e) evaluate and debate issues orally and in writing; f) analyze and interpret maps that include major physical features; g) use parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude to describe hemispheric location; h) interpret patriotic slogans and excerpts from notable speeches and documents; i) identify the costs and benefits of specific choices made, including the consequences, both intended and unintended, of the decisions and how people and nations responded to positive and negative incentives.

High School Standards

Computer/Technology Standards of Learning
Basic Operations and Concepts
C/T 9-12.1 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the nature and operation of technology systems.                    C/T 9-12.2 The student will demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology. 
 Social and Ethical Issues
C/T 9-12.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of ethical, cultural, and societal
issues related to technology. 
 C/T 9-12.4 The student will practice responsible use of technology systems,
information, and software.
C/T 9-12.5 The student will demonstrate knowledge of technologies that support
collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.
Computer/Technology Standards of Learning
Technology Research Tools
C/T 9-12.6 The student will use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect
information from a variety of sources.




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