The Okeanos Explorer 2013 field season is over and the ship is in port. Stay tuned for more exploration in 2014! Check out their video playlist for archive highlights of past trips.
The Catalogue is a compendium of links to educational content – from lesson plans and informal educational activities to descriptions of internships and professional programs.
Oceans: A Fact Haiku lesson plan intends for students in Grade 3 to write about the ocean using all five senses in the Haiku style of poetry. The lesson presents an overview; suggests length of time and grade level; cites subjects and subtopics; lists dimensions of learning and intelligence being addressed; notes equipment and materials needed; lists teacher and general resources; and cites relevant National Standards for Arts Education and other standards.
Sealtag.org has a wealth of information for educators and students on remote monitoring (telemetry) and marine mammals as well as a hands-on STEM curriculum for 6th-12th grades aligned to Ocean Literacy Principles and Science Content Standards.
DOSITS provides information on the basic science of sound in the sea, how both people and animals use sound underwater, and the effects of sound on marine life. In addition to in-depth science content, there are galleries and educational resources that provide a wealth of information for educators and students alike.
This 19-page resource packet was developed by World Ocean Observatory for our subscription-based service of audio-visual material. Here you will find information and links to online resouces on: Carbon Emissions and the Ocean Carbon Cycle; Polar Melt; Ocean Currents & Extreme Weather; and Ocean Acidification. This document is a companion piece to our original and curated programming for our first module: OceanClimate.
The Ocean Literacy Framework is comprised of two consensus documents: Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences K-12 (also known as the Ocean Literacy Principles); and Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K-12 (also known as the Scope & Sequence).
Through a collaborative, state-led process, new cross-disciplinary K–12 science standards are being developed that will be rich in content to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS will be based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council. A draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are ready for public review.
The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels.
DLESE resources include electronic materials for both teachers and learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, online courses, and much more.
This publication was prepared by the Institute of Marine Sciences of the University of Dar es Salaam, as part of the ongoing broader concept within the framework of UNEP's Regional Seas Programme and the Eastern African Action Plan aimed at enhancing the quality of the marine and coastal environment in partnership with coastal communities and their governments in the eastern African region. This beautifully illustrated comprehensive guide with suggested activities is relevant to classrooms around the world!
The national education standards for teaching science provide little guidance for teaching about the ocean and atmosphere. As a result, information about the oceans, atmospheres, and hydrology are usually taught in separate, unconnected modules. Worse, many texts include much trivia, neglecting the most important issues.
From lesson plans to art contests to expeditions this IPY site provides a wide array of activities and resources focused on projects in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Supported by NASA through the TOPEX/Poseidon Education Project, this site has educational information and classroom activities on oceans & climate, El Niño, ice ages, fisheries, waves, icebergs and currents.
Arctic Marine Science Curriculum - 5 modules with labs and guidance material provide educators and students with a culturally responsive science marine science curriculum.
With Dive and Discover, students are at the frontline of scientific inquiry as they join scientists—geologists, chemists and biologists—who are exploring the seafloor and making amazing new deep-sea discoveries. Daily updates, photos, videos and email correspondence with scientists from these research vessels allow students to follow the progress of the scientific missions and find out about life on the floating laboratories at sea.
OBIS is a way to organize and visualize real scientific data and make it accessible and interpretable to scientists, resource managers, and of course students and teachers. Our goal is for students to participate side by side with scientists from around the world, as they attempt to the pattern, scale, and diversity of ecological communities. OBIS provides a variety of lesson plans and ‘webquests’ for students to utilize the data provided by OBIS and CephBase (the net’s premier photo resource for cephalopods).
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences created this site with PDF curricula files on submersibles, submarines and creatures of the deep.
The NOAA Ocean Exploration program strives to engage broad audiences to enhance America’s environmental literacy through the excitement of ocean discovery. Increasing this literacy requires high-quality, effective collaborations between ocean explorers and America’s teachers. NOAA is forming such collaborations to reach out in new ways to the public to improve the literacy of learners with respect to ocean issues.
This Web site provides an innovative way for students of all ages to learn about the oceans by offering near real-time access to a series of multidisciplinary ocean explorations. It also provides compelling imagery, video, and topical essays related to the ocean.
This project introduces students to San Diego County\'s marine ecosystems. Students create maps of selected coastal areas and do research to identify the plant, animal life and some endangered species that occupy the selected area and access websites that contain data on the plants and wildlife, the effect of urbanization and pollution on their selected area to summarize their findings.
Real wrecks are used to examine the technology and perils of commerce and transportation by water in the 19th century.
Though recent decades have seen an explosion in academic publications on the slave trade, comprehensive accounts of a general nature are still not readily available for educational purposes, contributing to the silence around the trade that the UNESCO project seeks to break. Increasing the availability of teaching materials on the slave trade should, therefore, be an important part of the UNESCO project.
This text sets out the general history of the transatlantic slave trade, providing an interpretative overview of the literature. Such a broad approach may not satisfy the needs of every student, yet it is hoped that it will encourage students to reflect further on the issues at stake, as well as to read other, more specialized works of research.
A goal of Aquarius is demonstrating how improved understanding of salinity-driven circulation – and its influence on climate and the water cycle – can benefit student learning. Sea surface salinity is key to learning about the water cycle because 86% of global evaporation and 78% of global precipitation occur over the oceans. Our "Salinity Patterns & the Water Cycle" resources are aligned with the National Science Education Standards for Physical Science (grades K - 12).
Follow the red and green channel markers to Lesson Plans, Real-Time Data Sources and Activities, Teaching Tips and more! Find links to thousands of curriculum units and lesson plans on the web categorized by grade level and ocean science topic.
A Bridge Between the Panamanian Curriculum and the Educational Program of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
23 activities specially designed to support the daily activity of teachers based in the Panamanian Curriculum from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. The activities encourage students to be “hands-on and minds-on”. Students learn the scientific processes from observation, data recording, data analysis, hypothesis and experimentation. Also featured are case-studies and real life strategy discussions.
The lesson plans on this site were written by educators and have been tested in the classroom. Together, they address all of the U.S. National Geography Standards, the five geography skills, and the main geographic perspectives.
Lesson plans are arranged by grade level and skill set. Examples of lesson plans include: Using Maps in Ocean Research (6-8), Pilot Whale\'s Place in the Ocean and The Water Column, Where do Ocean Animals Belong? (3-5), and The Aral Sea: What\'s Happening to Whom? (9-12).
A National Review Team chose the curricula listed in the Educating Young People About Water database. The Team identified nine key water topics and a set of important subtopics to add detail for the process of reviewing the curricula and for the educator to use to find appropriate choices to meet their needs. This site focuses primarily on fresh water topics.
Over 24 K-12 marine topics to choose from. It’s a powerhouse of marine resources for teachers and students. Its topics range from oceanography (all types), to downloadable activities for teachers. Other marine topics include: oceanography activities (downloadable), shipbuilding, marine archaeology, marine transportation, marine terms, world ports, marine communications, fisheries, marine gallery of species, marine careers, marine geology, navigation and many more!
Challenge curriculum contains 7 lesson plans that can be adapted for science, literature, math, or art applications. Each lesson plan is structured to facilitate classroom implementation with activities for grades K through 12. Have fun while learning, creating, and promoting preservation.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has put together an extensive list of web resources about oceanography. The specific content areas listed here include animals, aquariums, careers,museums, polar areas, weather, whales and marine mammals, and miscellaneous resources. This web site is a good starting place for K-12 educators looking for a variety of oceanographic information located on the World Wide Web to incorporate into their classroom curricula.
Follow ocean explorations in near real-time and access related lesson plans for grades 5-12, (lesson plans) learn about ocean exploration technologies, observe remote marine flora and fauna in the multimedia gallery, review NOAA\'s 200-year history of ocean exploration, and discover additional NOAA resources in a virtual library.
The National Marine Sanctuary Program aims to provide teachers with resources and training to support ocean literacy in America\'s classrooms. Lesson plans, exciting activities for students, possible research projects, and extensive background information for teachers. Grades 3-12.
Lesson plans for science, math, language arts, creative arts, social studies and physical education using oceanography topics.
A network of seven regional centers that act locally and regionally. Its goals are to to promote the development of effective partnerships between research scientists and educators, to disseminate effective ocean sciences programs and best practices, and to promote a vision of ocean education in order to create a more scientifically literate workforce and citizenry.
Eighteen activities for students to practice their math, geography, science, and language skills while learning about the world\'s oceans!
This site has modules including 10 lessons on a variety of navigation topics. The lessons are designed to be used by middle school teachers and each lesson includes motivations for the students, background and assessment material for the teacher and mentor, activity descriptions and worksheets, and additional tips and resources. Grades 6-8.
The Fluid Earth and The Living Ocean are multidisciplinary marine science course curricula available for purchase. Designed for grades 9-12, you can teach each separately as a one-semester course, or combine them for a year-long course. The Fluid Earth focuses on physical, chemical and geological oceanography and The Living Ocean focuses on marine biology. A 10-day teacher institute is also available to help prepare teachers.
A “sea” of resources on the internet. Education world explores the sea of internet resources at primary, intermediate and upper grade levels that will bring the ocean into your classroom.
The latest education-based web site developed by Howard Perlman of the US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division. This site is available for all students and anyone who wants to find out more about the many aspects of water from what it is to how we use it. Topics range from water’s basic properties, the many forms of water on and in the Earth, acid rain, how urbanization affects the water system, water use charts, maps and data and much more. An interactive activity center lets students test their water knowledge, and compare their answers to surveys with those of other students around the country.
Carolina Coastal Science is an innovative, inquiry-based, science resource that utilizes the interactive technologies of the World Wide Web to explore science in coastal Carolina. Carolina Coastal Science has been created based on the goals stated in the National Science Education Standards. While this web site has been designed specifically for an Environmental Science component of a primary and secondary science curricula, it may be used in different curriculum areas. An educator’s guide is provided with a variety of teaching suggestions to incorporate this site into primary and secondary school classrooms.
Estuary-Net is an excellent website for teachers to use guided inquiry learning activities in theirclassroom. Estuary-Net was developed by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System in response to water quality issues arising in coastal areas. This website provides comprehensive information about characteristics of estuaries, estuarine ecology, water quality monitoring, and quality assurance, quality control, and standard operating procedures of a water quality monitoring program. This web site provides many classroom activities from the Estuary-Net curriculum. The classroom activities are divided into three levels in order to provide various degrees of involvement in the subject, ranging from lab experiments to single field experiences to long-term monitoring. The benefit of this scaffolding is that schools which do not have easy access to watershed areas can still participate in the Estuary-Net activities by engaging in hands-on/minds-on laboratory activities. All Estuary-Net activities contain objectives, assessments, time needed, materials, procedures, and hypotheses.
From the people that brought you SEA Semester, here is a collection of 16 lesson plans covering marine biology, oceanography, nautical science, and marine ecology.
A collection of over 100 webpages of information and classroom activities covering: oceans, human impact, weather, satellite imagery, remote sensing, Antarctica, global climate change, lobsters, turtles, freshwater issues and more.
The Gulf of Maine Aquarium has prepared three classroom activities on oil spills--Save the Bay, Oil Consumption, and How Big Is an Oil Tanker.
Find curricula and activities on water (including oceans, rivers and watersheds), air, ecosystems, recycling, conservation, and human health. In addition, you can also link to education grants, awards, scholarships, workshops and community service projects.
Links to educational games and resources.
From the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education, this website can enhance your curriuclum with links to collaborative online projects many of which focus on water and water quality, links to projects that use real-time data, and multidisciplinary projects.
The North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve provides pre- and post-field trip activities, and stand alone lesson plans on estuaries for a variety of grade levels. Topics include marsh birds, fish, estuarine habitats, salinity & density, and watershed issues. Though based in North Carolina, these activities and lesson plans are applicable in many regions.
Ridge 2000 is a major, long-term program of research into the life, physical, earth, and ocean science of mid-ocean ridges and related tectonic systems. This site includes activities, lessons and resources for your own classroom in addition to expedition information, professional development opportunities and career information.
These activities will help your students gain a better understanding of toxic and harmful algal blooms. Each module consists of background content material and related standards-based activities
An elementary resource that explores the ocean through literature. Offers lesson plans, writing activites, art activities, and book activities. Grades K-6.
A complete unit on marine biology for elementary students. This site contains lessons, online activities, links, and an extensive list of books about marine life and habitats. Grades K-7.
This web site contains many hands-on science lessons for grades K-8. The focus of these lesson plans is for students to learn how people interact with their environment and how they can best care for Earth's resources. Many of the lesson plans are interdisciplinary. They integrate science, mathematics, geography, art, and language. Each lesson plan contains objectives, teacher documentation, background information, materials, and procedures. Illustrative graphics complement the activities.
The Smithsonian developed this set of lesson plans as an extension of their "Ocean Planet" exhibit. Six different multidisciplinary lesson plans are included in the online booklet, along with good background information, and student worksheets that can be downloaded and printed. Grades 3-8.
This site provides 25 lesson plans that cover a variety of marine science topics including beach profiling and zonation, water quality parameters, classification and identification, fish morphology, sampling, currents and many more. Grades 2-12.
Open the Sea Chest to learn about life at sea - a life experienced not just by professional sailors but also by thousands and thousands of ordinary people who traveled the sea enroute to new beginnings in new lands. This multidisciplinary resource includes a glossary and activities for students. Grades 3-8.
Five lessons on this page cover the secchi disk, coral reef remote sensing, ocean color and sea surface temperature.
An interdisciplinary coastal education program from the Surfrider Foundation with oceanography and environmental protection lesson plans. Two units, Beachology and Watershed Works, are currently available online in PDF format with more units to come. Grades 3-10.
Multidisciplinary activity guide for grades K-3 offering background information and lesson ideas concerning the Chesapeake Bay.
This is a comprehensive learning guide on marine debris from the EPA. Each unit has several activities included, each with a subject activity, an objective, vocabulary list, materials needed, learning skills to be developed by the activity, and an estimated time to complete the activity.
Scientists and educators have joined forces to create this collection of teaching materials on El Niño, storms, the atmosphere, fisheries, the Great Lakes, and oceans. Each unit contains background information, data, applications, and additional activities. Middle school level.
EARTH is a public education outreach website that provides lesson plans for teachers using near real time data from the ocean observatory. Unit lesson plan topics include ocean observatories, pelagic predators, classification, iron fertilization and coastal processes. Lesson plans are matrixed via skills or standards and contain wonderful background information including links to current oceanic news stories and research.
A marine science distance learning program consisting of weekly live television broadcasts designed to enhance science education in middle schools.
A great site that provides lessons that integrate real research data and classroom activities. There are a number of different sections including movies, printable worksheets, career cards and contests.
Student activity with background information regarding phytoplankton blooms. Students will obtain and analyze data on the variables that influence the spring phytoplankton bloom from buoy monitoring stations in the Gulf of Maine. Middle to high school level.
Site has lesson plans describing life in the intertidal zone. Supporting materials for the lesson plans include: video clips, powerpoint presentations, links, and an assessment guide.
An interdisciplinary coastal education program from the Surfrider Foundation with oceanography and environmental protection lesson plans. Two units, Beach Explorers and Studies In Sand, are currently available online in PDF format with more units to come. Grades 3-6.
This site provides upper-level, in-depth content for a variety of meteorology topics and includes a multimedia database and multi-lingual modules. Lesson plans are available for middle and high school level.
The primary purpose of this package is to provide activities that address the dead zone for middle and high school students. This activity uses data from scientific cruises in the Gulf of Mexico, but the concepts are applicable to areas outside of Louisiana. Grades 7-12.
From PBS Online, contains information, teaching activities, quizzes, photography and more. Activities designed for grades 5-7 (with extensions for lower and higher grades).
A curriculum development project for advanced high school and undergraduate students that uses real-time environmental data to teach about lake systems. Lesson plan topics include aquatic respiration, oxygen solubility, conductivity, data interpretation, diel temperature variation, pH, photosynthesis, fish stocking, heat budgets, water quality, water properties, storms and turbidity, and thermal stratification.
This site includes lesson plans that have links to Aquarius science projects and the physics of underwater diving. Topics covered include diving, buoyancy, coral reefs, nutrients, underwater vehicles, concentration gradients, marine invertebrates, and fish populations.The lesson plans were developed for Grades 9-12 and address topics in the Life Sciences, Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry.
"What is Geodesy? What causes tides?" Go to this site and find the answers to these and many other questions that will help you better understand research being currently undertaken by marine scientists. The site is full of lessons, stories, and activities sure to keep your students\' attention.
Project GROWS allows students to learn molecular techniques while they examine genetic variation in salmon populations. Students can collect tissue, extract DNA, conduct PCR and RFLPs to generate DNA fingerprints for their salmon. Participating classes can enter their data into a database on this web site, and students around the world will be able to view and analyze these data.
Online curriculum guides for K-12 with over 324 activities related to wetlands, coastal waters, and water resources.
Use data from ocean drifting buoys to integrate ocean science into your classroom science and math instruction, includes suggested educational activities and curriculum materials.
An educational project begun by Dr. Robert D. Ballard (discoverer of the wreck of the RMS Titanic) dedicated to enabling teachers and students all over the world to take part in global explorations using advanced interactive telecommunications.
The JASON VII expedition was conducted in 1996. This JASON Project investigated marine life and living conditions, including habitats and food sources at the edge of the sea. During JASON VII, researchers, students and teachers investigated several interconnected shallow water habitats in Southern Florida including the Everglades, Florida Bay, Florida Keys and relic reefs. The JASON VII Homepage contains many good learning activities that can be easily incorporated into K-12 science curricula. Detailed descriptions of the entire expedition is provided online, including an in-depth look at the equipment used by the research team.
Professional development program at Rutgers University's Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences to help K-12 educators bring marine science activities into the classroom.
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment.
A new project to establish a network of underwater observatories within the depths of the northeastern Pacific Ocean, Neptune will enable researchers, as well as shore-based learners of all ages, to participate in detailed studies and experiments on a wide area of seafloor and ocean for decades rather than just hours or days.
The Athena Project has put together two wonderful interactive, guided inquiry learning activities that take advantage of oceanographic data placed on the WWW. In "Tracking Drifer Buoys," students "experience" how oceanographers use devices called drifter buoys to track ocean currents. Students also learn about satellite imagery of ocean topography. Students are presented with a dataset of information to plot on a map. After this practice activity, students must use information from spreadsheet files to locate the Gulf Stream. Science journal activities are also included. This activity is appropriate for both middle and high school students. "Ocean Color" is an activity that can be used in any K-12 science classroom. This activity examines how scientists interpret satellite imagery. Students create a map which identifies different productivity levels in the ocean and identify areas of continental vegetation.
WhaleNet is a collaborative project of the biology departments at Wheelock College and Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. It is an educational site devoted to whales, whale research, the marine habitat and environment studies. Students are encouraged to use telecommunications tools to ask researchers questions on-line in the "Ask a scientist" area. The Satellite Tagging Observation Program (STOP) electronically tracks whales to study their movements and migrations. STOP includes data and observations including satellite tracking maps. Teachers are able to download a variety of tracking maps for use in their classrooms. Curricular lesson plans are included to guide the study of the range of whale movement during their migrations. This web site also contains classroom activities in which students study the relationships between whales and their marine habitat. WhaleNet also contains an area of curricular activities which provide ideas on how to use the WhaleNet data and information for a variety of topics including navigation, water testing, plankton tow and analysis, data collection, photo identification of whales, bathymetry, topographic models of the ocean bottom marine pollution and data analysis. This web site also contains a multimedia collection of whale movies and images that can be used by teachers as visual resources in their science classrooms.
The Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) consists of research into the history of the ocean basins and the nature of the crust beneath the ocean floor. This web site can be used in an upper level secondary education science classroom to learn about oceanographic science processes. Students can learn about laboratory equipment and the types of research which are conducted on board the research vessels. Science teachers can also use the resources at this web site for mapping activities with their students.
This web site is the homepage of the TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite. Teachers and students can learn how TOPEX/POSEIDON maps ocean surface topography and how oceanographers use ocean topography to monitor ocean currents and use data to compute the ocean\'s heat budget. Many of the resources at this web site can be incorporated into secondary science curricula. The Educational Resources section contains an online tutorial which presents ideas on how to incorporate the TOPEX/Poseidon data on the Internet into the classroom. This tutorial can be used effectively as a stand alone tutorial for secondary students in a networked computer lab. Many sections of the tutorial contain images which can be used by teachers as presentation materials to explain oceanographic science processes and concepts.
This web site contains a wealth of information about El Niño. The material at this web site is appropriate for students in grades 10 -12. Graphic images and animations facilitate learning about El Niño. Extensive information about the impacts of El Niño and benefits of El Niño prediction are presented with many web links to recent graphic images on the Internet. Teachers and students can access the latest El Niño forecasts and measurements which include global sea surface temperature, equatorial Pacific sea surface temperature, and tropical Pacific buoy data. These datasets can be used in the classroom for graphing and data analysis activities.
Ocean Planet is an online exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution. This online exhibit contains extensive information on many different oceanographic topics including ocean science, sea people, "SEA store", marine pollution, threatened habitats, global change, fishing issues, and much more. This exhibit contains many great animations and movies of ocean topography and also many audio sounds of the sea. Ocean Planet has many excellent K-12 lesson plans throughout the exhibit. A special section of this web site contains marine science and classroom lessons activities from the Smithsonian which adapt several themes of the exhibition for use in the middle and high school classroom. Each lesson plan contains teacher and student objectives, materials, detailed procedures, downloadable student handouts, and links to additional resources on the WWW. Ocean Planet is a great resource for teachers who wish to give their students a terrific educational oceanic experience without leaving the classroom.
The materials presented at this web site were prepared for teachers of grades 9-10 by NASA\'s Office of Mission to Planet Earth\'s Education Office and were published in publication EP-307. This web site presents information about viewing ocean color from space, the role of phytoplankton in the food chain, the carbon cycle, and the greenhouse effect. Discussion questions with answers are included. This web site also includes a hands-on activity for students to make a greenhouse.
Geosciences 40, "The Sea Around Us," is a 3-credit Penn State University General Education Course. This web site serves as a good resource for people who are interested in ocean and earth sciences. An interactive syllabus with online lecture notes serves as an excellent resource for background materials and information for K-12 educators who are teaching oceanography in their curricula. The site contains a syllabus with many great graphics of oceanic processes that can be used as visual resources to facilitate student learning.
This web site contains an extensive index of oceanography web links. The index is divided by the following content areas: biology/marine biology, climatology/meteorology, oceanography, marine technology, and geology and other earth sciences. This web site serves as a good resource for science teachers looking for additional background information on a variety of different topic areas.
Oceanography from the Space Shuttle is a pictorial survey of oceanic phenomenon visible to the naked eye from space. Fantastic visual images are accompanied by text descriptions. The oceanographic content includes coastal scenes, islands, local winds, waves, ship wakes, pollution at sea, spiral eddies, and more. The web site images taken from the space shuttle can be used to supplement a textbook for a variety of oceanographic topics. These images can also be used by K-12 science teachers for journal writing activities for students.
This site is an excellent source for information about planning an extended field trip in marine ecology. MarineLab is located in Key Largo, FL. The MarineLab Home Page gives you information about field trip descriptions and destinations. Programs are available for elementary through college students. The main topics covered are seagrass ecology, mangrove ecology, coral reef ecology, field identification of reef fish, invertebrate diversity lab and astronomy/plankton tow. Whether you are a snorkeler or SCUBA diver, suitable programs are available. Information is also available about the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. There are many photographs and even a virtual field trip included.
This site provides information about on going projects by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation. Contents include reef fish pictures, distinctive features, fish descriptions, description of the fish survey, survey data, and how to interpret the data. The survey data would be useful for designing an activity based on reading a table, or determining fish distribution. Information is also provided about the organization\'s training programs, collecting sites, how to become a member, and the "REEF" publication. Also included, is a list of other links related to marine biology. This site would interest elementary level students interested in learning about different types of marine fish and also high school students interested in population and distribution studies. It will be necessary to have a description of the number code in hand when interpreting the survey data. Navigating this site will present no problems.
This site includes Fact Sheets on 28 Coastal and Marine Geology projects. The projects are very diverse. The information could be used in any 9 -12 science classroom . This information would be good for demonstrating the relevance of science in everyone\'s life. Some fact sheets have to do with energy sources and economic impact of environmental disasters. Each fact sheet includes graphics and projects. There is nothing interactive here. But the information could be a basis for other student work.
This project incorporates the creative domain with science education using the study of coelenterates, worms, and arthropods. Grades K-5.
Offers school assembly programs complete with a set of thematic, multi-disciplinary curriculum materials. Choose from the following program topics: animal adaptations, manatees, sharks, whales, kelp forests, coral reefs, volcanoes, or ocean careers & technology, Grades K-8.
An award-winning marine education program that comes to elementary schools all over the world to perform hilarious, yet highly educational assembly programs about life in the sea.
This is a tool for Northwest environmental educators to find outstanding products related to nonpoint water pollution. The products come from many different sources in a variety of formats -- publications, videos, classroom materials, etc. We provide contact information as well as other useful background so you can obtain the products and adapt them to your needs.
Follow a container ship of goods around the world. Study ocean transportation, trade, people and ports. 4th and 5th grade level. The Boomerang Box is a cargo container painted by school students. This site allows students to follow the progress of the box on its journey around the globe while learning about a range of topics including: ocean transportation, economics and trade, international relief efforts, cultures and communities, and cities, countries and ecosystems.
Ocean Health Index
A weekly feature to highlight, by country, the goals and components of the Ocean Health Index which measures and scores ocean health from 0-100.
How Does Your Country's Score Compare?
Did You Know?
People rely on the ocean to provide jobs with steady wages and stable economies for coastal communities worldwide. The jobs and revenue produced from marine-related industries directly benefit those who are employed, but also have substantial indirect value for community identity, tax revenue, and other related economic and social impacts of a stable coastal economy. (source: OHI)