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    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 below).

    Useful link

    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 Referencing Hub articles