In this activity, students explore data on air and sea temperature and wind speed from Tangaroa’s 8-week voyage to Antarctica.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • make graphs from data
  • compare data they have plotted.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • extension ideas.

Download the Excel spreadsheet Weeks 1–8 Tangaroa data and wind chill calculator (see link above).

Useful links

Read about how sea navigators measure a ship’s speed.
www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae400.cfm

    Published 3 December 2007, Updated 11 June 2015