Analyze and Interpret Data to Investigate How the Blue Whale Evolved To Be So Large

Open to: 6–12 Grade Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: During this two-day session, participants will use curriculum materials designed to facilitate student exploration of data on blue whale feeding behavior. Blue whales are the largest animals that have ever lived. They live by eating massive amounts of small shrimp called krill. Participants will use a set of essays and videos to follow the work of scientists from Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station.  A web-based graphing tool gives students the ability to analyze and interpret blue whale dive data to look for patterns that can help us understand how an organism so large can survive and evolve to be so large by eating something so small.

Key dates: Both sessions are from 4:30p.m. – 7:00p.m.

  • Thursday October 20 and
  • Thursday October 27

Location: Online
Registration deadline: Wednesday October 19

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