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785 resources with the concept oceans

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Stunning Jellyfish

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Thimble jellyfish are no bigger than a human thumbnail. These interesting creatures are 95% water! Learn more awesome facts in this great video clip.
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Whale of a Meal

For Teachers 4th - 12th
One of nature's most mesmerizing mammals, the humpback whale, can live up to 60 years. They can hold their breath for 30 minutes underwater. Watch this video to learn more about this large mammal!
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Origins of Oceans

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Why is Earth different from every other planet in the solar system? It's our oceans, lakes and rivers. In other words, it's our water that sets us apart. So, how did we first get water here on Earth? Watch the powerful visual...
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Cuttlefish: Chameleons of the Sea

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The dynamic cuttlefish is known as the chameleon of the sea. They are able to change their skin at will according to their surroundings and situations. Watch this video to learn how they camouflage and eat!
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Oceans: Antarctica

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Welcome to the coldest, driest, windiest place on Earth: Antarctica. Krill serve as the food to support the entire ecosystem here. It is why fish, seals, whales, and sea birds can exist! Much of this ecosystem has remained a mystery...
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Whale Shark

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The largest species of shark in the ocean is the whale shark. They can weigh up to 10 tons! However, unlike the great white shark, whale sharks have tons of tiny teeth. Learn more about the whale shark in this fantastic video clip!
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Oceans: Arctic

For Teachers 4th - 8th
By 2100, it is projected that nearly all of the Arctic's sea ice will be lost. Explore this region and learn about the effects of global warming on our polar bears, ring seals, whales, and narwhals. What will happen to our arctic sea...
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Exploring Oceans: Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 6th - 12th
All aboard! Let's take a trip to the world's largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. Encompassing more than 1,200 miles of islands and reefs, it is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world due to its...
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Oceans: Mediterranean

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Can you believe a single 200 kg (440 lb.) tuna fish can be sold for up to $100,000 at Tokyo's fish market? The Mediterranean Sea houses unusual treasures from its shipwrecks to its underwater life, but over-fishing has negatively...
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Carbon Cycle and Global Warming

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Carbon is all around us, as shown in this cartoon animation. The carbon cycle is portrayed simply and accurately with fun cartoon plants and animals. Use this video in an elementary or junior high class to facilitate your learners'...
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Descending to the Challenge: Developing Documentaries About the Deep Ocean

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The video clip that comprises the warm up is not available, but the related article from The New York Times and the movie trailer for Aliens of the Deep are, leaving enough material to make this a fascinating lesson on deep-sea...
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What is Earth Science?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here is a unique presentation that's on Earth Science. In it, learners see that Earth Science is a science made up of four main categories: Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and Oceanography. Pupils are assigned a task. They must find two...
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Lesson Plan #3 ~ Ocean Currents

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders experiment to understand the ocean's currents.  In this ocean current lesson, 6th graders complete an experiment with two bottles of water and an index card to discover information about the ocean current.  Students...
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Tools of the Trade

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students construct functional replicas of oceanographic tools and demonstrate and explain their use.
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Specialized for the Sea

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students use pictures and make a mural to investigate how ocean animals are adapted to certain parts of their environment.
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Sampling the Ocean Floor

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners sample goodies from an unseen ocean floor and try to accurately describe their composition. This simulation helps students explain the limitations of sampling and the problem of obtaining representative samples of sea floor...
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Deep Blue Sea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers identify the ocean floor in a geological sense. They create a presentation that highlights the key features of the ocean floor. This terrific lesson plan has excellent streaming video segments embedded in it, and the...
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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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Waters of the Earth - Friends or Enemies

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High Schoolers observe the paintings and drawings of Robert Harris, and do a study of the ocean that delves into human and physical geography. Learners make prints, listen to music, create a database, and perform research on a specific...
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Round and Round

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners interpret data from a three-dimensional array of current monitors to determine an overall pattern of water circulation. They hypothesize what effect an observed water circulation pattern might have on seamount fauna. A very...
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Under the Sea

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students imagine and describe fictitious sea animals that might live in the ocean. After reading an article, they reflect on new discoveries found in the ocean recently. Using the internet, they research the interdependence of animals...
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Ocean Careers Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners will work together in groups to gather information about careers in oceanography. They discover the need to have a diverse group of people on a team and then share their information with the class. Web links and materials are...
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Water Safety: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make a big splash with a lesson about water safety. After reading three articles related to water safety, high schoolers first choose one water safety rule to research and write a report summarizing their findings. They then use an...
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Mapping the Watery Hills and Dales

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does GPS know where everything is located? Pupils read about satellites that are mapping the ocean and the question on how satellites know where they are. Readers discover the workings of the Global Positioning System and create...