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Marine Biodiversity

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Begin by comparing land biodiversity to ocean biodiversity, consider the balance between speciation and extinction, and then focus on the coral reef habitat. This PowerPoint presentation is more of a lesson on coral reefs than it is on...
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Life in the Crystal Palace

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Marine biologists research sea ice communities. Assign some groups to construct paper models of sea ice communities in winter, and some to construct models of them in summer. The instructional activity is simplistic, but the Internet...
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Magazine Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Groups of students create magazines that contain stories and images of one aspect of the ocean, and ocean life. The expectations for the final products are quite high, so this lesson will require some effort to properly implement. A...
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Astonishing Algae

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore a wide diversity of algal species; study the basic characteristics of algae and the distinguishing features of each of the 3 major divisions of algae; identify a variety aquatic plants; and make pressing a local algae...
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Feeding Habits of Marine Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students distinguish between various plants and animals using pictures of the different organisms and explore the feeding habits of marine animals. They engage in a hands-on activity demonstrating various feeding habits of the mammals.
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Exploring Marine Ecosystems in the Caribbean and Maine

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students compare the marine habitats of Maine and the Caribbean using temperature, tides, ocean currents, latitude and longitude. In this marine ecosystems lesson, students analyze maps to complete graphic organizers that evaluate the...
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Seaweeds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Marine biology beginners learn about the different types of seaweed in this collection of slides. It covers the general structure of seaweed, and then describes the differences among green, brown, and red algae. The presentation...
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Learning About Oceanography

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students experience the field of oceanography. For this oceanography lesson, students role-play the career of oceanographer. Students log on to Second Life and research algae blooms and coral sanctuaries. Students simulate an oil spill...
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Marine & Aquatic Habitats Activities - Terrestrial Forests vs. Kelp Forests

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discuss concept and specificity of habitats, both marine and terrestrial, list similarities and differences in the habitats of a kelp forest and a terrestrial forest, compare types of organisms that occupy corresponding...
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The Dead Zone: A Marine Horror Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers graph dissolved oxygen versus depth using data taken from NECOP Program. For this marine science lesson, students explain the causes of hypoxia. They recommend possible solutions to this problem.
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Critters of the Chesapeake Bay: Plankton

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Although they are some of the smallest marine organisms, the food chain would collapse without them! In this set of slides, mini-marine biologists discover this vital world of microorganisms floating in the oceans. General information is...
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Edible Algae

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students acquire an awareness and appreciation for the value of the organisms in the Protist Kingdom. They identify common Protists, name them and list some common products that contain marine algae.
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Monitoring Life In The Rocky Intertidal Ecosystem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate marine life by researching aquatic organisms on the Internet. In this oceanography lesson, students monitor algae and animals of the ocean by identifying their population and habitat on data sheet ID cards. Students...
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Kelp Forest Habitat

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What forest is in the ocean? The class watches a video that introduces the kelp forest and the parts of kelp. Learners dive into the ocean and see what different species live near the canopy, the midwater, and the bottom of the kelp...
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How Diverse is That?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Compare various types of biological diversity in a coral reef and calculate a numeric indicator that describes the diversity found in coral communities. Your class can work in groups to look at the abundance and distribution data of...
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Land Plants and Algae

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students compare and contrast algae and land plants. In this plant instructional activity students discover what algae and land plants require for growth. The students discuss experimental design. The students experiment with different...
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Coral Bleaching

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is coral bleaching? Tackle a trendy topic with a narrated animation. Through a combination of video and illustration, the narrator introduces viewers to a coral reef, then goes inside a coral polyp to show its symbiotic relationship...
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Sea Connections

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars, after locating different marine habitats on a globe, play a card game about ecosystems, food webs and organisms.
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Nutrient Enrichment vs. Oxygen Depletion

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate how excess nutrients enter a body of water, and the harmful effects they have on aquatic organisms.
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Start at the Very Beginning

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore ocean ecosystems. In this cross curriculum art and oceans lesson, students create a collage featuring three-finger algae using sand paper, tissue paper, and construction paper.
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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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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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Saved by a Shark

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the marine ecosystem and the importance of sharks. In this shark lesson, students look at photos of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and discuss the animals that live there. They discuss which animals...
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Every Square Inch Counts

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students monitor the abundance of organisms in photograph quadrats. For this environmental monitoring lesson, students view pictures of rocky intertidal and subtidal marine zones and discuss the importance of monitoring organism...

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