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A whale of an idea
A Whale of an Idea!


  • As the J-Pod makes its way back into Puget Sound earlier than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view killer whales (Orcinus orca) . The boats will be using sonar to find where the orcas are located and using high powered engines to keep up with them.

  • You have been called in as an orca specialist to advise the boat licensing commission on if they should increase the number of licenses for the time the orcas are in Puget Sound.


Need to know where exactly are we talking about
Need to know: Where exactly are we talking about? than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view

  • Interactive map

  • Washington State

    Interactive map

    What habitat of the Salish

    Sea are Orcas using?

    Visit Orca Watch

    @ The Orca Network


  • Step 1: We need to: than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view

  • Figure out the problem

  • What factors and other issues are connected to the problem

Who/what will be effected by this problem?

Are there other problems related to this problem?


Write a problem statement
Write than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view a problem statement

  • (on your own) I think our problem is___________ & here are the factors we need to consider:

  • (With a partner) We think our problem is_______________ & here are the factors think about:

  • (All together) Our group thinks our problem is __________ & here are the factors we need to think about:


Write out your task
Write out your Task! than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view

  • How can _________________________

  • In such a way______________________

  • How can individuals enjoy whale watching and entrepreneurs have a way to operate a tourism business in such a way that does not adversely impact killer whales and their habitat?


Need to know echolocation
“Need To know” Echolocation than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view

In this activity, students will experience echolocation themselves. Lets Check it out!

Killer whales use echolocation and rely on auditory information to capture prey.Photo credit: http://www.whaleresearch.com/old/images/echolocation.jpg

Science in Action! Can Humans Use Echolocation?


Source cry of the orca video michael harris babywildfilms
Source: “Cry of than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view the Orca” Video: Michael Harris / BabyWildFilms


Source sound conversations with ken balcomb interview
Source than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view : Sound Conversations with Ken Balcomb”Interview


Source orcas species on the brink video q13fox news kcpq seattle
Source: Orcas: Species on The Brink than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view Video: Q13FOX News /KCPQ Seattle


Source: Killer Whales Are Discriminating Diners than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view Article: by Jennifer Viegas / Discovery Newshttp://www.nbcnews.com


Source underwater racket article science news for students by emily sohn
Source: Underwater Racket than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view Article: Science News for Students by Emily Sohn

https://student.societyforscience.org

Resident J-Pod Echolocation calls

Can you tell the difference between 3 different Orca Pods? J-Pod, K-POD, & L25 Sub-pod


Resource web page be whale wise
Resource: Web page than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view “Be Whale Wise”

Using this web page, begin your own research on specific laws in Washington State!

Informational literacy


Information sharing
Information Sharing than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view


What are the possible solutions
What are the possible solutions? than expected, there have been a number of new applications for whale watching tour licenses to view

  • Each group will present their ideas for possible solutions on a sheet of chart paper and hang it on the wall.

  • Each team will start at a different groups paper and read their possible solutions. **You will have sticky notes to add questions, comments, pros & cons, and ideas to their solution ideas.

  • When all groups have visited all the posters, retrieve your poster with sticky notes and return to your seats


From the information you gathered & shared, you are going to decide on a “Best Fit” solution.

Remember to this needs to fit the factors in your problem statement:

Remember to use your notes, need to know materials, and defining the problem materials you have gathered.

Example:

How can individuals enjoy whale watching and local businesses have a way to operate a tourism business in such a way that does not adversely impact killer whales and their habitat?

Best Fit Solution


Present your solution
Present Your Solution decide on a “Best Fit” solution.

  • From the list of possible products you will create, determine which one your group will produce and present to teacher.

  • Remember the product you produce will be a very important part of how effective your solution is!


Time to debrief
Time To Debrief! decide on a “Best Fit” solution.


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