# Resources by The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

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### Lesson 1 - Bearings

In this resource students are asked to calculate the bearings and distances a ship will need to travel in order to complete a voyage from Cairns to Brisbane via a number of sample sites.

To complete the task, students need to measure bearings, distances on a map and use the scale provided to convert to...

### Lesson 2 - Plotting coordinates (Maths)

In this resource students are asked to read and plot coordinate points on behalf of a scientific research voyage from Cairns to Brisbane via a number of sample sites.

The additional extension material ask students to plot points using latitude and longitude.

The materials contain a detailed...

### Lesson 3 - Plotting coordinates (Geography)

In this resource students are asked to explore longitude and latitude on behalf of a scientific research vessel.

In addition to introducing students to the idea of lines of latitude and longitude on the globe, the materials ask students to find the latitude and longitude of given points, and to plot the...

### Lesson 4 - Estimation

This resource contains footage of a large dolphin pod, and asks students to use and justify their own assumptions in order to estimate how many dolphins are in the pod.

The presentation also includes details of the wildlife seen in the video, a brief quiz and prompts for a discussion about rounding length...

### Lesson 5 - Underwater volcano hunting activity

In this resource students are asked to perform numerical calculations in order to reveal parts of an image of an underwater volcano chain.

Students must correctly answer the question contained on each square to reveal part of the map hidden behind the squares, in order to find the location of the underwater...

### Lesson 6 - Hotspot Migration activity

In this resource students are asked to measure the distances between the seamounts and reefs on a map, convert their readings into kilometres, and plot the data on a graph to calculate the speed of the Australian plate.

The materials contain a detailed presentation, student worksheets and solutions.

### Lesson 7 - Negative numbers under the sea

In this resource students are asked to help a team of scientists to investigate Lexington Seamount, a newly named underwater volcano located in the Coral Sea, off of Australia's east coast.

Using multibeam mapping technology, scientists have been able to produce maps of extinct underwater volcanoes that have...

### Mysteries of the deep Earth

This series of seven lessons were written by the University of Edinburgh with support from CSIRO, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The materials contains detailed presentations, student worksheet, extension materials and solutions. Lessons can be used as...