Marine Biology Teacher Resources

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Students compare data from a healty and unhealthy reef ecosystem. In this marine biology lesson, students identify which sample is stressed. They formulate a hypothesis on why the reef is stressed and support their hypothesis with proven scientific investigations.
Students visit a Marine Biology study area 2-3 times and write a report after the last visit. They participate in the Marine Biology field trips working with lab partners. They complete data sheets to write their primitive environmental impact statements for their reports.
High schoolers view provided Power Point presentations about dolphins and sea turtles in Kenya and practice species identification using photographs. In this marine taxonomy lesson, students watch video clips and read articles on dolphin and sea turtle research. They practice species identification using photographs.
What factors drive a coastal ecosystem? Marine biology or environmental studies classes find out by viewing this presentation. They meet the fauna and flora of salt marshes and mangroves. They are familiarized with threats to these fragile ecological communities. Neatly formatted text slides are interspersed with large photographs that help bring information to life.
Learners learn about the life and work of Tierney Thys. They describe marine biology and what marine biologists do. Students identify and describe different types of jobs that people do related to marine biology.
Students design a research project about a Marine Protected Area they chose. In this marine biology instructional activity, students gather fish count and catch data then graph them. They create an information poster about their findings.
When teaching about the movement of water in the ocean, this PowerPoint will be a terrific support. It covers how waves break and how they are generated. The causes of tides and tsunamis are also detailed. A couple of changes could make this resource even better: remove "Marine Biology" from the title as there is no life science included in the slide show, and replace the extremely blurry picture of the ocean used on slides four and five. 
At a glance, this cut-out paper model of a nautiloid looks promising. Know, however, that it requires manual dexterity for cutting out neatly and for folding and attaching the tabs. This particular mollusk model is quite difficult to assemble, and the directions are underdeveloped, so you may only want to consider using it with a middle school marine biology unit. Also, glue will not do! You need to have clear tape on hand as an adhesive.
Have your class learn about marine life through this resource. This comprehensive activity has learners discuss marine life, learn key vocabulary, discuss environmental concerns, and play games related to migration and predator/prey relationships. While the focus is on Long Island Sound, this could be used to discuss any area populated with marine life.
The National Park Service has produced a high-quality presentation on the halibut population of Glacier Bay, Alaska. It takes the viewpoint of the marine biologists or rather, ichthyologists, who have been studying the adaptations, behavior, and life cycle of these mighty fish. This is a fascinating show that you can use to inspire your ecology or marine biology classes.
Learners begin by using clay to model fertilization and early development of sea urchins and chordates. They move on to mixing live sea urchin sperm and ova together to observe, diagram and record events occurring in fertilization and development over a 1-2 day period.
Students create a KWL chart about the day's activity. In this marine biology activity, students identify the difference between human and animal sound perception. They explain how sound is transmitted and how animals use this to communicate with each other.
Students demonstrate that they understand basic operations and concpets, students further use technology to enhance learning, increase productivity and and promote their creativity. Students gain an understanding of the world through inquiry.
Students explore careers in oceanography. They compare and contrast requirements for careers in the field, and determine what high school courses would help to prepare them. Finally, they create a computer-based project related to oceanography.
Learners brainstorm list of people and jobs they think are needed to rescue distressed marine animal, review entire Inside View: Riverhead Foundation site, create revised list, compare and contrast original class list to revised list, and report their findings to classmates.
Students diagram the spreading of the ocean floor. In this earth science lesson, students read an article on plate boundaries of the ocean. Students are expected to diagram the oceanic convergent boundary, and give a written response on the types of boundaries.
Young scholars explore the process of evolution. They examine examples of how homeotic genes may work and obtain gametes. Using a microscope, students observe the fertilization of sea urchins. They video tape the process and write a presentation.
Students identify differences between jobs and careers, and identify career areas within the broad field of oceanography. They research, compare and contrast requirements needed to become a practitioner of various oceanographic career fields, determine high school courses that would be most beneficial for someone planning oceanography career, and create computer-based group projects relating to an oceanographic career.
Students collect, sort, and record data. In this marine biology lesson, students use edible treats as animals to explore how scientists gather and sort fish. They collect and sort their treats and use tally marks to record their data. This lesson also includes background information on flatfish.
Students observe the advantages of camouflage. They design a well camouflaged fish of their own.