Marine Algae Teacher Resources

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Tracking Ocean Ecology

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students look at the data maps given to them about how chlorophyll affects the algae blooms and make predictions about the harm they will cause. In this data maps lesson plan, students manipulate data sets from the website.
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Deep Gardens

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Marine biology beginners read about the 2005 Florida Coast Deep Corals expedition, research phylum Cnidaria, and then report on a specific coral deep-sea coral group. There is an abundance of background information and internet resources...
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Treasures in Jeopardy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In small groups, middle schoolers research deep-sea coral reefs and design a poster to educate the public about their importance. They compare them to shallow-water reefs and consider the impact of bottom-trawl fishing. Many internet...
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Part I: Brine Shrimp Life Cycle

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the life cycle of the brine shrimp. They are concerned with finding the differences found from birth to death. Students use a microscope in order to make observations. The information is recorded using writing...
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Freshwater Food Chains

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's in the water? Encourage your class to further explore this question and learn about pond ecosystems, food chains, and food webs as they complete this hands-on activity. They view the environment from a new perspective after...
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Introduction to Ocean Grazers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore biology by creating a poster with classmates. In this oceanography lesson, students identify the importance of coral reefs to the ocean's ecology and examine a food web of ocean animals. Students define a list of...
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The Great Plankton Race

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students construct plankton models from materials of various shapes and densities to simulate adaptations that slow sinking. They race their models and calculate sinking rates. They discuss the importance of these small sea creatures.
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Gifts from the Sea

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discover the oceanic food chain.  In this healthy eating lesson, student investigate the fish we eat and the food the fish eat.  Students discover what ocean animals eat seaweed and what everyday foods we eat that also contain...
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Grow it Now, Drive it Later?

For Teachers 7th
What do corn and career exploration have in common? A lot, if you're considering an agricultural career that contributes to alternative fuel resources. Through a series of films, presentations, activities, and readings, learners will...
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Decorator Crabs Make High Fashion at Low Tide

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New York, Paris, Milan ... and now, high fashion in a California tide pool! Junior zoologists explore the world of the decorator crab and learn about its amazing camouflage. Also featured is the moss crab, which incorporates anemone into...
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Microfishing

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Give your environmental or life science class a splash of aquatic ecosystems information using this presentation. The ten slides introduce viewers to aquatic ecosystems and three prominent microorganisms: hydras, rotifers, and...
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Make a Tide Pool Mural

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create tide pool collages.  In this ocean life lesson, students investigate the different life forms in a tide pool.  Students create paper tide pools by cutting out animals from worksheets and placing them on the tide pool mural.
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Water Quality and Dissolved Oxygen

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the relationship between dissolved oxygen and organic materials and aquatic organisms. This is a 3-lesson series in which students explore dissolved oxygen and then design an experiment testing the effects of changes.
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Ocean Food Links

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss and discover how ocean plants and animals interact with the sun and with each other to live and grow. They create a food link to visually see the process the sun uses to create food for ocean animals.
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Coral Bleaching

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the relationship between corals and zooxanthellae, identify stresses to corals, and explain coral bleaching.  In this sea life lesson plan students predict the effects of increased temperatures on coral reefs. 
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Bad Algae!

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore algal blooms.  In this ecosystem and health activity, students define and describe harmful algal blooms, then discuss ways in which the impact of these algal blooms could be reduced.  Students work in groups to research...
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The Coral Reef Cake: An Activity for K-12 Earth Science or Biology Classes

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students watch a slide show presentation of a Coral Reef and discuss its inhabitants. They make a coral reef cake demonstrating the layers and components using different foods.
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There Are Algae in Your House!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students demonstrate that, although we sometimes can neither smell nor taste them, many ingredients in our foods and household products come from the sea. They also investigate food eat to determine algae derivatives they contain.
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Wildlife

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
The centerpiece of this lesson plan is a predator-prey simulation in which colored paperclips represent different species of animals camouflaged against a colored background. Relevant follow-up questions are provided. The activity is...
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Bad Algae!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define and describe harmful algal blooms. They compare and contrast ways in which algal blooms may be harmful. They describe actions that can be taken to reduce the impact of harmful algal blooms.
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$$$eaweed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars compare and evaluate the world's different seaweeds.  In this investigative instructional activity students study seaweed and the harvesting of it.  They then interpret the data collected and graph the seaweed production. 
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Exploring Limu Diversity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore limu diversity. In this ocean ecosystem lesson, students classify limu according to its physical properties. Students work in small groups to generate scientific observations and sort limu by characteristics.
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Oceanography: Understanding the Relationship Among Ocean Food Chains

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore relationships among organisms involved in ocean food chains to investigate interdependence of the organisms.
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The Web of Life: Autotrophs Everywhere

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students create concept maps and classify various food items as either producers or consumers in a food web. In small groups, the research the ingredients found in various food items noting the autotrophic content.

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