Marine Biology Teacher Resources

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Multimedia Discovery Missions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Multimedia Discovery Missions collection is a series of 13 interactive presentations and activities that introduce young geologists and oceanographers to fundamental concepts involving the Earth’s crust and ocean sea life. Benthos,...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3b: Understanding Perspectives: Sustaining the Oceans

For Teachers 6th Standards
The topic of ocean conservation and the impact of human activities on ocean life is the focus of three units in Module 3B. The first unit challenges sixth graders to read Mark Kurlansky’s illustrated book, World without Fish: How Kids...
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Aquarium Printables Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Teach your class about aquariums with ABCmouse! Use these printables as an introduction to lessons about unique underwater wildlife. Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to access these and thousands of other resources for...
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Invertebrates

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce young zoologists to invertebrates with a video collection from Nature League, hosted by Britt Garner. The narrator identifies the major characteristics of invertebrates alongside their positions on the phylogenetic tree....
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National Marine Sanctuaries Fish

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Information is provided on Gray's Reef, Florida Keys, and Flower Garden Banks marine sanctuaries. Young marine biologists then visit the FishBase and REEF databases to collect fish species information for each location. They then...
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Turning the Tide on Trash: A Learning Guide on Marine Debris

For Teachers 1st - 12th
The lessons in this learning guide are designed to increase youngsters' awareness of the impacts of marine debris and to teach them about pollution prevention techniques. This fabulous, 30-page packet is chock full of important...
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Turning the Tide on Trash: Marine Debris Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Seven pages of fascinating reading on marine debris preface the activities in this lesson plan. Four different activities are employed to simulate how the debris is distributed in the ocean and along beaches. Early ecology learners...
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Marine Sanctuaries

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students delve into diverse marine ecosystems and the problems they face. They discover students the national marine sanctuaries found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and off the coast of American Samoa.
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Ocean Life

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Mini-marine biologists use Scholastic Explorers website to learn about declining numbers of leatherback sea turtles and dusky dolphins. They fill out a K-W-L chart and observation journal worksheet, which are both provided in the lesson...
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Protect Our Marine Life

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Encourage water conservation and boost art skills with a hands-on activity that challenges young painters to create a scene highlighting marine life. Using oil pastels, scholars draw an underwater scene and write a tip for viewers to...
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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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Turning the Tide on Trash: Marine Debris Curriculum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Six different lessons comprise this unit on marine debris. Science, language arts, social studies, and art projects make this an ideal interdisciplinary unit. The result will be well-informed future citizens who can help make a...
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Make Your Own Marine Biology Stationary

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewEncourage letter writing with marine biology-themed stationary. Three versions showcase a variety of underwater creatures. 
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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 Debris

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Now is the time to educate tomorrow's citizens to care for the planet, and here is a lesson to help facilitate the process. Collect some marine debris and bring it into class. Have your class separate it into types and then test each...
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Marine Fisheries Management

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Almost 200 slides make this a vast collection! It is a quirky collection, titled "Marine Fisheries Management," but having little to do with that occupation. What you will find are two-toned blue backgrounds with no pictures, but a few...
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Ocean Animals

For Teachers 1st Standards
Informational text can be exciting and really fun for young readers to explore. They'll practice their reading and comprehension skills as they read a story and complete a simple worksheet all about ocean animals. The lesson is simple,...
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Marine Biologist

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Everyone in your class will be interested in marine biology after watching this video. A marine biologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute describes his daily duties. The details he includes in his narration are...
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Marine Life

For Students 3rd - 7th
Less than a minute long, this video shows a few examples of different types of animals that live in the ocean. Refer to the "Marine Life" tutorial for additional information for your students to reference. Follow-up with a seven question...
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Marine Debris

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students perform experiments to examine if debris float, or blow in the wind. The effects of these characteristics on the marine debris are then discussed. They determine how a material can influence what becomes marine debris.
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Marine Ecosystems

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students identify producers and consumers and construct a food chain from four marine ecosystems. They describe the delicate balance among organisms in each environment. In groups, students discuss the human activities that upset the...
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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 4 - Dangerous Sea Creatures

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lesson 4 is part of a 22 lesson unit on boat safety and water sports. This lesson is about dangerous sea creatures, mainly in the ocean. There is a link to find pictures of the creatures discussed. It is suggested to click on the...
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Ocean Animals

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Very young learners identify ocean animal pictures by their correct name and create a book of ocean animals. They read books and lean ocean animal vocabulary using the SMART Board. A well-designed lesson!
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A Lesson in Biodiversity: Making Comparisons Between Defensive Mechanisms Utilized by Marine Organisms

For Teachers 5th - 8th
If your upper elementary or middle school marine biology learners are going to visit an aquarium, then here is a field trip activity guide for you. It is written specifically for The Maritime Aquarium, but the idea can be adapted to any...

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