Riddle of the seas : Matthew Fontaine Maury, oceanographer
Teaching Film Custodians abridged classroom version of a Cavalcade of America television series episode, "Riddle of the Seas" (season 2, episode 24), which originally aired April 6, 1954 on ABC-TV. Relates the mid-nineteenth century story of the life work of Matthew Fontaine Maury, founder of the United States Weather Bureau, who advanced and proved his revolutionary theory that the paths of the sea--winds, currents, and temperature--could be accurately predicted and charted. The teaching objectives included are: to introduce the study of weather and related field of oceanography and meteorology; to illustrate scientific methods of research; to demonstrate the practical applications of reflective thinking; to inspire interest in the work and the character of a significant American scientist.
Teaching Film Custodians; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center; National Science Teachers Association
Adaptation; Educational; Historical; Biographical
Oceanography ; Oceanography--History ; Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873.
- Physical Description
1 Film (0:20:35); 16mm
- Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003180405; Other: GR00440468; MDPI Barcode: 40000003180405
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