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Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The 10 inquiry-based lessons in this collection, developed for NOAA Voyages of Discovery and the Ocean Explorer WebSite, give young oceanographers experience using scientific data and modeling scientific work and thinking. Beginning with...
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When Ichthyosaurs Led a Revolution in the Seas

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
During The Great Dying, 90 percent of life in the ocean died. A video lesson from the PBS Eon series describes how the oceans recovered. Viewers learn how some species adapted and thrived while others became extinct.
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Can Wildlife Adapt to Climate Change?

For Students 6th - 8th
Can humans protect other species from the effects of climate change? Can animals adapt or evolve fast enough to survive? Check out this video for some surprising answers.
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Why Are Blue Whales So Enormous?

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Isn't it strange that Earth's largest animal lives on one of its tiniest? Using Sesame-Street-style puppetry, this video explains how this phenomenon happens. Viewers learn that a single mouthful of krill taken in by a whale has the...
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Ocean Exploration

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore whales. In this animal adaptation and whale lesson, students access prior knowledge about whales from previous lessons, then use background knowledge to predict the eating strategies of a baleen whale and a toothed...
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8 Incredible Deep Sea Oddities!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The pressure at the bottom of the ocean is 10,000 times that at sea level. Scholars go under the sea as they learn about organisms found in the deep ocean waters. From angler fish to deep sea jellies that bioluminescence, viewers see...
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Blue Planet: Frozen Seas

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the animals from the Arctic and how they have adapted.  In this ocean lesson students create a poster about their given animal and present it to the class. 
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Ocean Zones

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can organisms light up in water? Bioluminescence is light produced in a chemical reaction that can occur in an organism's body. First, learners determine what happens to light/color as you move into the deep ocean. In groups, they...
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Plankton in the Air

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a lab activity adequate for use with any full lesson on environmental factors that shape animal adaptations or marine animal characteristics. Pupils will discuss the role plankton plays in the environment and filter-feeding...
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Frozen Fish? Unique Adaptations of Antarctic Fish

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Some fish contain proteins that act like antifreeze in order for them to live in the frigid waters of Antarctica! High schoolers determine how much antifreeze a fish needs to lower its body temp to -2.5 degrees. Teachers act as a...
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Why Jellyfish Float Like a Butterfly—And Sting Like a Bee

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Jellyfish predate dinosaurs by 400 million years. The video explains how jellyfish without a heart, blood, or a brain have survived longer than most other species. It details two of their tricks for adapting and finding prey as their...
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Habitats and Adaptations

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research and describe the habitat and adaptations of a reef animal. After the student is assigned a habitat, they design and draw a cresture adapted to eat each food and to live in each habitat.
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Jellyfish Predate Dinosaurs. How Have They Survived So Long?

For Students 6th - 12th
Jellyfish range in size, species, hunting habits, and venom secretions. But one thing most all jellyfish have in common is their ability to survive and flourish in our oceans since before dinosaurs. Watch the video and find out just how...
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Marine Animal and Plant Adaptations

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Young scholars examine nature by creating their own animals. In this animal adaptation lesson, students define scientific vocabulary terms dealing with adaptation such as sea stars, sea cucumbers and exoskeleton. Young scholars utilize...
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How Smart Are Dolphins?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dolphins are one of the smartest creatures on Earth. The size of their brain compared to their body size is second to humans. This allows these cetaceans to form complex social relationships and use echolocation to navigate and...
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Fish Eyes - More than Meets the Eye

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Inform your class about the adaptations in fish eyes: cones, lens size, endothermy, and speed of vision. The adaptations are related to diving behavior. Junior marine scientists compare the adaptations of four different fish species to...
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What Lives In The Ocean?

For Students 4th - 8th
One of the most diverse environments on Earth is the ocean. Young scientists explore the living things found in the ocean during an exciting seven-lesson unit. Their study includes organisms from plankton to invertebrates and vertebrates...
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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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The Otherworldly Creatures in the Ocean's Deepest Depths

For Students 3rd - 8th
Humans know so little about the deepest darkest zones of the ocean. Learn a little more with a video that explores some of the many species in the deep ocean, including exotic marine life with adaptations that are out of this world.
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Adapting Under Pressure

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Via the National Weather Service website, your science class examines five layers of the ocean. They discuss James Cameron's submersible expedition to the deepest trench and think about what animals might live there. In groups, they...
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Teaching Habitats

For Teachers 1st Standards
What makes up a habitat? Use this resource to engage first graders in the exploration of desert, wetland, forest, and ocean habitats. Youngsters classify plants and animals into the four distinct habitats through drawings and cutting and...
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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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Carbon Through the Seasons

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Meteorologists view an animated video by the Environmental Protection Agency to learn how the carbon cycle works, and then move into groups to analyze and graph actual data of the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration from Hawaii's...
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Frozen Seas

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research animal life in the frozen seas. In this researched based lesson, students use the Internet to create a poster about an animal that lives in an Arctic or Antarctic environment. Students will focus on the behavioral and...