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55 reviewed resources for underwater ecosystems

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Coral Reef Ecosystem

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The coral reef ecosystem is abundant and lively. Dive in for an underwater view of the species living there. Polyps, urchin, barracudas, and eels (among others) exist in part because of the sun's presence in this ecosystem. Use this as...
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Surviving in Our Ecosystems

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the balance of ecosystems and how each species has different survival needs. They research on the internet using the site included. They then participate in activities/centers utilizing the facts they discovered.
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Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Entering the Twilight Zone

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Imagine an ecosystem without any light or oxygen, where living things convert carbon dioxide into food. This ecosystem is thriving and might just be the largest ecosystem on our planet, yet we know very little about it. The lesson...
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How Ecosystems Work

For Students 6th - 9th
How does one organism get its energy? What is the main source of energy in an ecosystem? How does the flow of energy affect different types of ecosystems? Answer these questions with a fill-in-the-blank worksheet. 
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Dissolved Oxygen and Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students are presented with the question, "Do plants that grow underwater use oxygen?" They create an experiment to test the presence of dissolved oxygen in the water using provided materials. Student experiments include a control jar as...
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Aquatic Ecosystems

For Teachers K - 7th
Students study the diversity of marine life and their habitats.  In this aquatic ecosystems lesson students complete a lab activity and experiment. 
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Visiting a Marine Sanctuary

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students gather information on a kelp forest and identify species in that ecosystem.  In this underwater ecosystem lesson students gather data, give an oral presentation and create a poster.
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Diving the Deep

For Teachers K - 6th
Children research plant and animal components of marine ecosystem, visualize undersea life, and picture themselves wearing scuba-diving equipment needed to explore underwater. Students then create underwater scene in which they explore...
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Glow-Fish Under The Sea

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of ecosystems. They focus upon conducting research to find information about the water ecosystem. The facts are used as influence to create a drawing of an underwater...
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Exploring the Deep - Life Under the Sea

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Welcome to the deep sea, off the coast of Pakistan! Follow the biologists as they observe the ocean floor and take samples with the help of underwater robotics. Especially interesting is the abundance of methane hydrate which, when lit...
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Kure Waste Chase Game Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students work together to identify marine debris. They explain the effect of the debris on various ecosystems. They draw different types of ocean currents as well.
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Understanding Food Chains and Food Webs

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Jump into an exploration of marine ecosystems with the first lesson in this four-part series. After first learning about crustaceans, mollusks, and other forms of sea life, young marine biologists view a PowerPoint presentation that...
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Microfishing: Underwater Discoveries

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students identify the components of an ecosystem. In this ecology lesson, students observe microorganisms using a microscope. They record what they see and draw their favorite microorganism.
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Biological Oceanographic Investigations – I, Robot, Can Do That!

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
How do you decide the best person for each job? Would it be easier if you didn't have to consider their feelings? The lesson begins with a discussion of underwater robots. Then groups research one of these robots and present their...
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Killer Nudibranch

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
It sounds like the premise of a bad, low-budget horror movie: Cannibalistic sea slugs marching up the coast of California destroying the diversity of other nudibranchs. Truth is stranger than fiction, though. Learn about what is causing...
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Hydrothermal Vents

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do aliens exist? They do on the Galapagos Islands' ocean floor! Despite being a mile and a half below the ocean's surface (and far from the sun's reach), bizarre life forms have found a way to thrive there. So, how is this possible?...
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Imagine a Kelp Forest

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students write a story based on their research of the kelp forest. In this ecosystem lesson, students view a video and research the kelp forest ecosystem. They write a short story imagining the discovery of a new species in the kelp forest.
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What Little Herc Saw

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
See the underwater world through a different pair of eyes! Middle school marine biologists identify deep-sea organisms by examining images taken by an ROV from the Okeanos Explorer. After determining what creatures lie beneath the...
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Dissolved Oxygen and Photosynthesis: 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are taught that plants produce oxygen underwater, and they design an experiment that test this question. They discuss whether plants give off oxygen, and how to measure this. Students measure the increase in dissolved...
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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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Through Robot Eyes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How do robots assist ocean explorers in collecting data and images? The final installment in a five-part series has science scholars examine underwater images collected by robots and identify the organisms shown. Groups then calculate...
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Deep Ocean Mysteries and Wonders

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
A multi-media lecture by oceanographer, David Gallo, increases intrigue about our amazing oceans. He introduces the audience to underwater geology and biology with actual research footage. Where this is not specific to any one area of...
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America's Underwater Treasures Viewing Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners complete a worksheet while watching a video about how humans affect the ocean environment. They discover the need for a practice of balancing fisheries and their fishing practices. They examine how scientists use data to help...
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I'm a Creature, You're a Creature, Wouldn't You Like to Be a Creature, Too?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders demonstrate an understanding of the lifestyles and habits of the underwater life presented in the previous unit. They classify the various sea creatures according to the ecosystem and then use drama skills to present...

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