Click an image to get a closer look and see the links below the images for more detailed information on these science primary sources.
Find out more about immigration and disease.
Read about a ship’s navigational equipment.
Learn about the effects of weather.
Conduct an experiment and learn about refrigeration on ships.
Click on the logo to play this game of Jeopardy! All the information your students will need to win is found in this educational module and the posts that accompany it.
Click here to download the pdf of John Favill’s Primer of Celestial Navigation, “Sextant” (New York: Cornell Maritime Press, 1943).
Click here to download the pdf of John Favill’s Primer of Celestial Navigation, “Compass” (New York: Cornell Maritime Press, 1943).
Click here to download the pdf of R. A. Fletcher, Steamships and Their Story, “Primitive Experiments in Propulsion – Some Early Experiments with Steam” (J. B. Lippincott, 1910).
Additional Resources for Science
Interactive learning tool on Wind and Ocean Currents.
Smithsonian Museum of American History’s online exhibit, Dangerous Waters, Injury and Sickness at Sea.
Watch the videos below and learn about ocean currents from Bill Nye, ocean and climate from NASA, and the physics of sailing.