Ever thought about what it is like for oceanographers to conduct scientific investigations while at sea? This riddle addresses one of the challenges these scientists face--waves. On a clue page, students read about and watch a brief video clip of four girls trying out a possible solution to the riddle. Students then select from three answer choices. When they choose the best answer, a short video clip plays about a remarkable research vessel called FLIP (floating instrument platform). FLIP's captain explains how FLIP moves from a horizontal to a vertical position, providing scientists with a less rocky work environment. A text-only version of the riddle is available once the clip has played.


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