Follow the journey of an Argo float

Work collaboratively and use the cards to retrace the journey of a regular Argo float

application/pdf Sorting cards

© Carol Brieseman, New Zealand /Hampton Hill School

Group activity 3-5 students

Duration: 15-20 min

Type of activity: sorting cards game

Language: English

Materials required: the cards printed from the PDF document, the "Journey of an Argo float" illustration (printed or displayed on screen)

 The goal is to sort the cards into the correct order, using the illustration below as a reference.

A series of illustrations showing the Argo float cycleThis activity requires collaborative work. By studying the journey of an Argo float, participants will discover how it works and what is its purpose. They will also understand the crucial role of these floats.  

This resource can also be used to introduce the different float sensors and their uses, paired with the Argo float fact sheet.

For older participants, try an experiment or an online quiz:

How do Argo floats observe the oceans? (9-11)

Experiment how an Argo float moves (9-11)