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NOAA Enrichment in Marine Sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce scholars to the Marine Sciences and Oceanography with 23 lessons covering marine science, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, technology, and marine policy. Aligned with national science teaching standards, the lessons are...
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Word Search: Common Marine Mammals

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young oceanographers find these common marine mammals in a word search. Each of the eighteen mammals has a bright, but accurate representation of each on the worksheet. Also, there is an answer key at the bottom. Well done!
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Common Marine Mammals

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Common marine mammals are found in this word search. Mammals include; sea lion, bottlenose dolphin, white-sided dolphin and more. The extremely colorful and accurate drawings of each of the animals make this more than just your average...
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Marine Mammal Diving Reflex

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss marine mammal diving reflex, and measure pulse rate while holding their breath under three conditions: control, warm water, and ice water to determine if humans exhibit marine mammal diving reflex.
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Who Am I?: Marine Mammals

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
For this science worksheet, students will identify 12 different marine mammals. Each animal is realistically depicted in a color illustration.
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Who am I?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
A matching activity on some common marine mammals is here for you. In it, 12 animals such as polar bears and seals are found. Each of the animals has a colorful and accurate picture associated with it. The bonus question at the bottom...
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Common Marine Mammals Word Search

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this science worksheet, students find the names of 20 common marine mammals in a word search puzzle. The word bank has a detailed color drawing of each mammal.
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Vertebrates II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mammals of the ocean unite! Or not. The 20th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program investigates how warm-blooded marine mammals survive in water. In the class activity, learners use...
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Wonderful Whales

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Primary marine biologists consider the largest living animals on Earth, the whales. Introduce them to general anatomy, unique adaptations, and behaviors. Teach them to sing a song that will help them remember some of these facts....
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The Sights and Sounds of Orcas

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students investigate the orca whale. They participate in an online Webquest, listen to whale vocalizations online, answer discussion questions, and locate and read newspaper articles on marine mammals and orca whales.
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Common Marine Mammals Word Search

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this marine mammal wordsearch worksheet, young scholars locate the names of 12 common marine mammals that are hidden in the puzzle. They use the pictures and names that are shown on the page as a reference for locating the words.
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Dolphin Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this dolphins worksheet, students read 10 definitions of words that pertain to dolphins. Students match these definitions with vocabulary words in a word box.
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The Lovable (and Lethal) Sea Lion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What lives in the ocean, has ears, walks on all fours, and can reach a top speed of 18 miles an hour? Why, the sea lion, of course! A cute, animated video introduces viewers to the majestic aquatic mammal.
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Sonar and Marine Mammals

For Students 6th - 9th
In this marine science worksheet, students study online reports and data on sonar effects on marine animals. They complete 7 short answer questions that follow.
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Dolphins Crossword Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this dolphins learning exercise, students analyze 10 clues pertaining to dolphins. Students fit the answers from the word box into a crossword puzzle.
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Oddball Out: Birds, Fishes, Marine Mammals

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, students analyze 4 animal pictures in a row. Students circle the animal which is different from the others. There are 4 rows of pictures. Answers are provided upside down at the bottom of the page.
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Planning Your Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make it a great proposal! Class members play the role of marine scientists and choose from a variety of whales considered endangered they would like to study. Scholars then create applications for permits to conduct research of the...
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Shadow Know-How: Marine Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this fill in the blank worksheet, learners identify the names of ten marine mammals by analyzing their outlines in shadow pictures.
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Shadow Know-How

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this fill in the blank worksheet, learners identify the names of ten different marine mammals by analyzing their outlines in shadow pictures.
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Orca United Nations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study the differences between sets of data and explain how organisms are adapted to their environment.  In this marine mammals activity students analyze data based on set criteria. 
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Steller Sea Lions

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Steller sea lions worksheet, students read information and do activities on four pages. Students put life cycle events in chronological order.
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Sound for Sight

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students study echolocation and understand how dolphins use it to locate prey, escape predators, and navigate their environment. They view a video, "In the Wild-Dolphins with Robin Williams" and see first hand how dolphins communicate. ...
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Discover the Similarities: Marine Mammal Rescue

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students analyze the the similarities of their own daily schedule, processes and procedures and those used at work. They research the career of marine mammal rescue and email questions to a career expert. They construct a display and...
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Dolphins

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners investigate dolphins. They complete a Webquest, explore various websites, listen to audio clips of dolphin sounds, play an online puzzle game, answer discussion questions, and read and evaluate newspaper articles about...

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