Our friends at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have created an interesting task where they share data they collected from Blue Whales. We send many thanks to the MBARI scientists and the American Museum of Natural History for creating and posting these wonderful resources. This collection of videos, text passages and interactive data graphs will light up minds as students explore data that has been collected to explain what goes on when a Blue Whale is under the surface of the ocean. You can view the entire Giants of the Sea videos and text passages here:
Students can also listen to live and recorded whale sounds captured with an underwater microphone at this website:
We are featuring the task on our page because of the interactivity of the data and the way the data is presented with video. If you would like to go directly to the worksheet created by the American Museum of Natural History and MBARI you can find it here:
We hope that you enjoy this wonderful task and the videos and information about whales as much as we did at youcubed.