Fledgling Freddy Sails the Seas

  • Location
    Lynwood, California
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years

The Problem

We want to add to the body of knowledge and build interest in the ocean.

Our Plan

We will build a sail boat that has GPS tracking and temperature probes that measure the air and water temperature as the sail boat crosses the sea. This boat will create a data set that we can study. We pray the boat will cross the equator and head to Kiribati, but perhaps it will get caught in the Gyre like all the plastic pollution and sail in a circle for 7 or 8 years. Both could generate student interest in the garbage patch and in the role of wind and ocean currents in the accumulation of pollution.

Themes Addressed

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    Ocean Pollution & Acidification
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    Water Pollution & Conservation

The Benefit

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