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Science of Shipwrecks

Discover how archaeology uses the arts and sciences to reveal and research pieces of Florida history long lost on the ocean floor.

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MA.5.G.5.1: Identify and plot ordered pairs on the first quadrant of the coordinate plane  

MAFS.5.G.1.1: Use axes to define a coordinate system with the intersection of the lines arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using coordinates

MAFS.5.G.1.2: Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrants of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate points in the context of the situation

MA.7.G.4.3: Identify and plot ordered pairs in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane


SC.2.N.1.6: Explain how scientists alone or in groups are always investigating new ways to solve a problem

SC.2.P.8.1: Observe and measure objects in terms of their properties, including size, shape, color, temperature, weight, texture, sinking or floating in water, and attraction and repulsion of magnets

SC.4.N.1.3: Explain that science does not always follow a rigidly defined method but that science does involve the use of observations and empirical evidence

SC.4.P.9.1:  Identify some familiar changes in materials that result in other materials with different characteristics, such as decaying, burning, and rusting

SS.4.A.3.7: Identify nations that controlled Florida before it became a United States territory

SS.6.G.1.1: Use latitude and longitude to understand the relationship between people and places on the Earth

SS.6.G.1.5: Use scale, cardinal direction, and intermediate directions and estimation of distances between places on current and ancient maps of the world

SS.6.G.1.6: Use a map to identify major bodies of water of the world, and explain ways they have impacted the development of major civilizations

SS.8.A.1.2: Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs and timelines

SS.8.A.1.7: View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts

SS.912.A.1.1: Describe the importance of historiography, which includes how historical knowledge is obtained and transmitted, when interpreting events in history

SS.912.A.1.4: Analyze how images, symbols, objects, graphs, charts, maps, and artwork may be used to interpret time periods and events from the past

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This project is sponsored in part by

the Department of State,

Division of Historical Resources,

and the State of Florida.

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