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If you are working on a unit about the different types of fish, and you'd like to incorporate colored diagrams and technology into your class, consider this activity! Scientists color in diagrams of different fish, conduct online research, complete a marine biology vocabulary word search, and create a final summary data sheet for the types of fish. You would need to find most of your own materials, since many of the links do not work and the activity references books that are not named or linked.
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.
Written for an exploration of shoreline ecosystems on Sheffield Island, this gives ecology or marine biology buffs a hands-on experience. Using GPS or visual triangulation techniques, they lay transect lines on a high and a low energy beach. They also set up a beach seine and record the flora and fauna. Though this lesson is written for a specific marine aquarium and Sheffield Island field trip, the material can be adapted to your local habitat.
Students 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.
Have your class learn about marine life through this resource. This comprehensive lesson 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.