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What do You Know About Marine Biology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Show me what you know about the sea. Learners answer 10 questions about marine biology. The questions range from what evidence points to the origin of life to the biggest threat to oceans.
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What is Marine Biology?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A marine environment covers the majority of the earth but is arguably the least understood. Teach young scientists about the characteristics of oceans and ocean species using an interactive online lesson. The in-person or remote learning...
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Life in the Crystal Palace

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Marine biologists research sea ice communities. Assign some groups to construct paper models of sea ice communities in winter, and some to construct models of them in summer. The lesson is simplistic, but the Internet resources provided...
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Magazine Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Groups of students create magazines that contain stories and images of one aspect of the ocean, and ocean life. The expectations for the final products are quite high, so this lesson will require some effort to properly implement. A...
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Astonishing Algae

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore a wide diversity of algal species; study the basic characteristics of algae and the distinguishing features of each of the 3 major divisions of algae; identify a variety aquatic plants; and make pressing a local algae...
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Exploring Marine Ecosystems in the Caribbean and Maine

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars compare the marine habitats of Maine and the Caribbean using temperature, tides, ocean currents, latitude and longitude. In this marine ecosystems instructional activity, students analyze maps to complete graphic...
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Oceans in Motion

For Teachers K - 3rd
This simple lesson introduces children to basic marine life as well as to show them the necessity of protecting aquatic environments. Some famous marine life animals are introduced via vocabulary words, then children cut out pictures of...
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Seaweeds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Marine biology beginners learn about the different types of seaweed in this collection of slides. It covers the general structure of seaweed, and then describes the differences among green, brown, and red algae. The presentation...
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What do You Know About Life on Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have only inhabited the earth for a fraction of the time that life has existed. Young scientists explore the facts about the emergence of life on Earth with an interactive resource. While highlighting different types of life, the...
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Marine & Aquatic Habitats Activities - Terrestrial Forests vs. Kelp Forests

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discuss concept and specificity of habitats, both marine and terrestrial, list similarities and differences in the habitats of a kelp forest and a terrestrial forest, compare types of organisms that occupy corresponding...
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The Dead Zone: A Marine Horror Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars graph dissolved oxygen versus depth using data taken from NECOP Program. In this marine science lesson, students explain the causes of hypoxia. They recommend possible solutions to this problem.
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Edible Algae

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students acquire an awareness and appreciation for the value of the organisms in the Protist Kingdom. They identify common Protists, name them and list some common products that contain marine algae.
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Monitoring Life In The Rocky Intertidal Ecosystem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate marine life by researching aquatic organisms on the Internet. In this oceanography lesson, students monitor algae and animals of the ocean by identifying their population and habitat on data sheet ID cards. Students...
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Kelp Forest Habitat

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What forest is in the ocean? The class watches a video that introduces the kelp forest and the parts of kelp. Learners dive into the ocean and see what different species live near the canopy, the midwater, and the bottom of the kelp...
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How Diverse is That?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Compare various types of biological diversity in a coral reef and calculate a numeric indicator that describes the diversity found in coral communities. Your class can work in groups to look at the abundance and distribution data of...
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Land Plants and Algae

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students compare and contrast algae and land plants. In this plant instructional activity students discover what algae and land plants require for growth. The students discuss experimental design. The students experiment with different...
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Coral Bleaching

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is coral bleaching? Tackle a trendy topic with a narrated animation. Through a combination of video and illustration, the narrator introduces viewers to a coral reef, then goes inside a coral polyp to show its symbiotic relationship...
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Sea Connections

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students, after locating different marine habitats on a globe, play a card game about ecosystems, food webs and organisms.
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Nutrient Enrichment vs. Oxygen Depletion

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate how excess nutrients enter a body of water, and the harmful effects they have on aquatic organisms.
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Start at the Very Beginning

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore ocean ecosystems. In this cross curriculum art and oceans lesson, students create a collage featuring three-finger algae using sand paper, tissue paper, and construction paper.
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Glacier Bay - The Kelp Forest

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Few people get to visit Alaska's Glacier Bay, and fewer yet go underwater to explore its kelp forest. Through this presentation, viewers get to do just that! In the process, they learn about the simple structure of kelp and the diverse...
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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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Saved by a Shark

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the marine ecosystem and the importance of sharks. In this shark lesson, students look at photos of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and discuss the animals that live there. They discuss which animals...
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Every Square Inch Counts

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars monitor the abundance of organisms in photograph quadrats. In this environmental monitoring lesson, students view pictures of rocky intertidal and subtidal marine zones and discuss the importance of monitoring organism...

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