2019 by Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society

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.

Sample Panel

 

Sample Educational Materials

 

Sample Interactive

Standards

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

 
 

This project is sponsored in part by

the Department of State,

Division of Historical Resources,

and the State of Florida.