Tuesday, 30 May 2017

CONGRATULATIONS and see you at sea!!!


First of all I would like to congratulate you for all the hard work. WELL DONE!!!

You have done lovely presentations to introduce yourselves and showed us a little about the bit of ocean that you enjoy!

Now we know that the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) is not even. Compared to previous years in some cases it has been warmer and in others colder. Latitude has been determinant to find such warm water in Taiwan compared to the rest. But the Kuroshio current has made the temperature at Jin Shan Zui very similar to the values found in the Mediterranean sea, although it's further North!  

No schools managed to measure the Secchi depth, but it is an important measure to know indirectly how much plankton there is in the water. Remember that plankton is the base of the marine food chain.

And yes, thanks to the marine currents you have described, we can really talk about one single Ocean that we all share!!!

The sand can have very different colours. And you've experimented that different grain size produces different beach profiles!

And it has been fantastic to know your ‘marine menu’. So some of you love red shrimps but others only have fish. Definitely I will not be eating every day the same thing with you!

I'm now having fun with your audioguides. And looking forward to seeing the rest of your data. You can still post them before the end of June!

Thank you so much for your collaboration!!!!

See you at sea!


Here you are our Audioguide

Here you are the species more cought in Arenys

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Audioguide (activity 5)


While you are finishing off the infographic of the marine species we are moving on to the last activity of the Oceans project: the audioguide!

Activity nº 5: Audioguide
Objective: create an itinerary of the 'Fish Route', specifying the location of the fishing grounds, port, fish market and other information of your interest!

ICT suggested: Eduloc >>  or Genially >>  (although Genially is not exaclty an audioguide programme you can create an interactive map with it too!)

Source of data:
  • Survey you have already done
  • Internet
(Teachers will supply you with the tutorial of Eduloc for Oceans)

Label of the post: audioguide
Deadline to complete the form: 29th May
Suggestion: We recommend working in teams, where every group is in charge to look up different kinds of information or different locations in your route.
Please remember only one audioguide per class!

All the best!


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Comments from Sharky (The Sand)


I see you've been having fun with the sand. Thank you for sharing it on the blog!
Now, let's see what have you found out...

How nice to see that all your beaches are so different and colourful! And sorry to hear you have some plastic mix in it too. More than once I've got a fright with some plastic bags, yuck!

You've done a good job analysing the origin of the sand, the shape of your beach and the effect of man structures. And especial congratulations for IES Jaume Almera for their discussion about artificial beaches. You've got it right! On an artificial beach the sand is not so compact. The reason is that the sand has not undergone the selection that natural forces such as wind and waves do. Even having finer sand, the grains are more disorganised, there are more empty spaces among them so the action of the waves will be more effective, making beach faces steeper and taking the sand away.

Hmmm... This is interesting, all of you have similar heaps of sand and the inclination of the beach face is the same except for IES Ramon Berenguer IV. Their sand has similar size, so how is it possible that the beach face is almost flat?

All participating schools are invited to answer on this same post, just press on the 'No comments/comments' link!

Looking forward to your comments, you are doing GREAT!


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Hello Sharky,
We are INS Lluís Domènech i Montaner and we want to answer your questions about water.
First of all, we must say that we gathered water temperature the 31st of january. It was very cold and some days before it was so, so cold that our pond was frozen.

And about climate change, we think that it is not going to be the same everywhere. As our ocean is interconnected with lots of sea currents going from North to South, there will be places where temperature will we lower as well als there will be some places where temperature will we higher.