Continental Shelf Teacher Resources
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Middle school earth scientists describe the behavior of the Coriolis force. They compare and contrast conditions under which the Coriolis force has a significant impact with conditions under which it has very little. They model the Coriolis force with water and buckets to reinfoce the concepts, and then afterwards write a one-page report together.
6th - 8th Science 14 Views 51 Downloads
Plant and animal life of the ocean is the focus of this science lesson. Young scientists sort a variety of seashells and explore why many sea animals have shells. They examine the shells, write journal entries highlighting the characteristics of the shells, and match up pictures of sea animals with the shells that they use.
3rd Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students study North Carolina's changing coastline during the Paleoindian and Archaic periods and determine the positions of the coastline at different times and decide what types of archaeological information has been lost due to rising sea levels.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Ocean Planet: Sea Secrets
Students identify ocean features and draw a profile using data points on a map. Through discussion and research, they discover the importance of oceanography and plot a profile of the ocean floor in search for a vessel full of precious metals.
6th - 10th Science 13 Views 35 Downloads
Deep Blue Sea
Elementary schoolers identify the ocean floor in a geological sense. They create a presentation that highlights the key features of the ocean floor. This terrific lesson plan has excellent streaming video segments embedded in it, and the activities are clearly-explained.
3rd - 5th Science 8 Views 32 Downloads
The Coastal Ocean: Estuaries and Continental Shelves
Amazing high-quality satellite imagery, photos, informational graphs, and detailed diagrams comprise this presentation on the movement of estuaries and the continental shelf. Data used as an example is from The Chesapeake Bay and because such meticulous records have been kept, this is an illuminating study.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
In small groups, energy engineers research and make a topographic map of a marine natural resource. They report to the rest of the class pros and cons of extracting their assigned resource. The two activities may take up to four class periods for middle schoolers to complete.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Bering Sea Buffet - A Foodweb Activity
Life in the Bering Sea, food webs, and the ocean ecosystem are introduced with a map activity. The lesson starts as kids explore maps and images of the Bering Sea, then it kicks into high gear as they start to discuss the types of organisms that live there.
3rd - 8th Science 10 Views 10 Downloads
Life on the Edge: Exploring Deep Ocean Habitats Cool Corals
Learners research the basic morphology of Lophelia corals and polyps to determine the significance of these organisms. They detail the reasons that biological communities are focusing on the Lophelia corals as major conservation efforts.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students can explain the causes of a tsunami and its effects. In this tsunami lesson, students create a tsunami generator. Students create waves with a metal plate. students create houses and find which designs last best in a tsunami. Students complete four trial of each building created.
3rd - 8th Science 10 Views 55 Downloads
Entering The Twilight Zone
In this lesson sixth grade students get into groups and research a given ocean habitat. The major features of cold-seep communities are the objective but plenty information is given about other habitats which could be assigned to multiple groups in your classroom.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Does your class know that all water that falls from a watershed ends up in the same large waterway? If they don't, they will after they complete this activity. They make a clay model of a landscape that looks similar to a topographical map with watersheds included.
5th - 8th Science 10 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Impact of a Changing Climate on the Pacific Walrus
How many of us can say they've seen a Pacific walrus? Not many and one of the reasons is the impact of climate change on their aquatic environment. Children get to think about the food web of the Bering Sea by creating an actual web with animal cards and a ball of yarn, after they see how all animals and plants of the sea environment are connected, they discuss what would happen if one or more of the animals were to become extinct.
5th - 8th Science 20 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable