What is Oceanography? - Definition, History & Facts


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Oceanography includes all of these fields EXCEPT:

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1. The first scientifically-charged group to circumnavigate the world's oceans was:

2. Which of these is used in the field of oceanography?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Oceanography is a broad science that pulls from multiple scientific fields. This quiz and worksheet focus on topics like the first group to circumnavigate the world and tools used to study the world ocean.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment tools to review the following:

  • Fields incorporated into oceanography
  • Group to first circumnavigate the world
  • Tools used in oceanography
  • Deepest place on Earth
  • How long the circulation process transports water around the Earth

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related field of oceanography lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read and correctly interpret information regarding the ocean's conveyor belt circulation
  • Information recall - access your knowledge regarding the scientific fields involved in oceanography

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge of this field by viewing our lesson entitled What is Oceanography? - Definition, History & Facts. The following objectives are covered:

  • Define what oceanography is
  • Appreciate what Sir John Murray did historically for oceanography
  • Identify the areas of knowledge needed within oceanography
  • Know the types of oceanographers and what they do
  • Describe the circulation of the waters on Earth