Marine Biology Teacher Resources
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Coastal Ecosystems: Salt Marshes and Mangroves
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.
7th - 12th Science 15 Views 11 Downloads
Marine Biology Field Trips
Young scholars 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.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Marine Biology - The Story of Waves
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.
5th - 8th Science 7 Views 40 Downloads
Marine Biology: Dolphins and Sea Turtles of Kenya, East Africa
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.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 17 Downloads
Long Island Beach Life
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.
3rd - 6th Science 4 Views 23 Downloads
Glacier Bay Pacific Halibut
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.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Marine Biology Lesson on Understanding the Dynamics of the Reef Ecosystem
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.
11th - 12th Science 15 Views 29 Downloads
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.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Adaptation and Diversity on Sheffield Island
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Brilliance of Bioluminescence
Illuminate the darkest corners of your marine biology or life science class with this feature about bioluminescence. Viewers see that luciferase and luciferin combine in a cool, light-producing reaction. This adaptation helps glowing organisms to attract prey or mates.
4 mins 4th - 9th Science 13 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
investigating and Modeling Sea Urchin Fertilization and Development
Students 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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
What's so Fishy About Hearing?
Students create a KWL chart about the day's lesson plan. In this marine biology lesson plan, 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.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
What Is the Writing Process?
Use this packet to support a narrative writing assignment. The materials included in the packet center around a prompt for writing about a rite of passage. Each part of the writing process is described and demonstrated. After reading the information and model, pupils apply the each concept to their own essay.
7th - 12th Language Arts 213 Views 150 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Deep Ocean Mysteries and Wonders
A multi-media lecture by oceanographer, David Gallo, increases intrigue about our amazing oceans. He introduces the audience to underwater geology and biology with actual research footage. Where this is not specific to any one area of marine biology or physical oceanography, it could be used at the beginning of a unit to pique interest.
8 mins 6th - 9th Science 12 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
National Marine Sanctuaries Fish
Information is provided on Gray's Reef, Florida Keys, and Flower Garden Banks marine sanctuaries. Young marine biologists then visit the FishBase and REEF databases to collect fish species information for each location. They then complete a data table comparing the different marine sanctuaries.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 21 Downloads
What's in That Cake?
Cooperative groups research trip logs from deep-sea expeditions and explore characteristics of deepwater habitats. Using a cake as the ocean floor, they work together to decorate it as a model of such habitats. They also prepare a written description of their model, detailing what organisms occupy each part.
5th - 7th Science 14 Views 41 Downloads
Oceans in Motion
Here is a thorough, and engaging series of lessons on the ocean. Learners investigate early and modern tools of exploration, surface and sub-surface features of the ocean, the composition of ocean water and its role in the water cycle, the formation of waves and ocean currents, and marine life.
6th Science 39 Views 112 Downloads
Careers Lessons 2 - How Can I Get There from Here?
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 55 Downloads