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52 resources with the concept the pacific ocean

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TeachEngineering: Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A multidisciplinary unit has young engineers explore Geographic Information Systems (GIS), an essential tool in planning any engineering projects. The lessons and activities in Part 1 of the unit look at GIS in general. Part 2 focuses on...
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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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WWII - Tensions Rise in Pacific

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Although the United States suspected an early attack on Hawaii from the Japanese military, Franklin D. Roosevelt feared what increasing Japan's power would do. Watch the tension rise between Japan, China, and the United States.
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On This Day: Battle of Iwo Jima

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
It was only eight square miles, but the island of Iwo Jima was soaked with the blood of 26,000 American and 19,900 Japanese soldiers who died fighting over it during World War II. Viewers consider the battle and its strategic importance...
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Weather Patterns of the Pacific Ocean

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How do oceans affect weather patterns? Learners define vocabulary associated with dew point, topographical lifting, condensation, and formation of clouds and precipitation as they explore the weather in the Pacific Northwest. They also...
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Geography Now! Nauru

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Nauru is the smallest country in Oceania and is one of the least-visited countries in the world. Its 12-mile perimeter surrounds only about 11,300 people. While it once was home to phosphate mines as a result of the guano deposits on the...
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Iwo Jima: The View from the Front Lines

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Iwo Jima was the site of some of the most grim fighting in World War II. Learners consider this fact while examining primary sources, including letters home, from those on the front lines. After they complete the analysis, scholars then...
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The War in the Pacific by the Numbers

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
It may be difficult to quantify the cost of war, but an informative resource shows learners the toll of the Pacific campaign during World War II. From the number of presidents who served during the war (two) to the square feet of a...
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Geography Now! Micronesia (Federated States)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Federated State of Micronesia may cover 217 square miles, but the country's landmass only covers a fraction of that. The 600 islands are home to a diverse indigenous culture, and the marks of colonialism, including English and...
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Picturing the War in the Pacific: A Visual Time Line

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The Pacific theater was critical to the Allied victory of World War II. Learners deconstruct the sequence of events around the conflict using stunning photographs. After they finish, pupils consider what additional dates and images they...
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Strategic Decision-Making in the Pacific

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Pivotal moments happened in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Some of these turning points were the result of quick decision making, while others were the result of long-term strategies. Scholars evaluate the decisions using...
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Geography Now! Indonesia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Thanks to its gorgeous beaches, many view Indonesia as the Hawaii of the Muslim world. It is the largest archipelago nation, with anywhere between 13,500 to 18,300 islands. A video resource profiles the complex country and its diverse...
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Geography Now! Fiji

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Breathtaking and remote, Fiji is the crossroads to the Pacific. The island archipelago includes a diversity of ethic and cultural groups. It is home to both an indigenous culture, as well as Indians brought by the British during the age...
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Standing Up To The Royal Navy - Maximilian von Spee

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
At the start of World War I, German naval leader Maximilian von Spee was isolated in the Pacific Ocean. He led his squadron on a daring mission to save themselves, ending in the first defeat of a British naval squadron in a century....
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Easter Islanders Made Tools, Not War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When studying artifacts, especially tools, how do archaeologists determine what the devices were used for? In what ways might researchers' previous experiences influence their perception of an artifact? An article about researchers'...
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The Unusual Formation of the Hawaiian Islands

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How are the Hawaiian Islands different from other island chains? Discover the surprising geologic history of Hawaii with a video from a cool physics playlist. The narrator takes a hike with some geologists and discusses mantle plume...
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How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?

For Students 3rd - 12th
Imagine sailing around the world, or even around the Pacific Ocean, in an outrigger canoe without the the aid of a GPS? Or a compass? Or even a sextant? The Polynesians did. Find out how with an engaging video that details how they used...
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Ocean Currents

For Students 6th - 12th
Go with the flow! The eighth installment in a 13-part series has earth science students dive in to the world's system of ocean currents. The interactive illustrates the different types and depths of currents, how wind and gravity...
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Why is Hawaii's Ocean Important?

For Students 3rd - 5th
Studying the oceans? Focus on Hawaii's ocean with a resource packed with activity-based worksheets. Everything from products that come from the ocean to the abundance of plants and animals that call the ocean their home, Hawaii's ocean...
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Continents and Oceans

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Play a fun video that plants the five oceans and seven continents into young learners brains. The video first goes through the continents in alphabetical order, and then the five oceans in alphabetical order.
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Know Your Globe

For Students K - 5th Standards
What are the green and blue things on a globe? Water and land—the two main features on Earth. Watch a video that distinguishes items on the globe from continents to countries and water to oceans and freshwater. Quiz the class after to...
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The Ruin and Rise of Monterey Bay

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Eating sardines provides a myriad of health benefits; it wards off heart disease, strengthens bones, maintains healthy skin, and prevents some types of cancers. Alas, sardines in have been over-fished. Scholars learn about Monterey Bay...
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My Date With A Giant Pacific Octopus!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The largest giant Pacific octopus on record measured 30 feet across and weighed more than 600 pounds. Viewers get to see a giant Pacific octopus in its habitat at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The narrator interviews its caretaker and...
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I Don't Think You're Ready for These Jellies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If a jellyfish is cut into two parts, each part can regenerate, creating two new organisms.This phenomenon and other interesting facts about jellyfish are explored in the Monterey Bay aquarium's exhibit on jellies and talks with the...