Marine Science Teacher Resources
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Melissa Tukey-Operation Beach Teach-Introduction
Fourth graders engage in this introduction to an integrated marine science unit which culminates in an early fall trip to Hammocks Beach State Park. The unit is designed to hook students into science and provide joyful learning across the curriculum.
4th Language Arts 6 Views 8 Downloads
Field Trip - Marine Science Institute
Students discover the ocean life of the San Francisco Bay. In this ocean lesson, students take a Discovery Voyage of the Bay ecosystem through the Marine Science Institute. Also available are inland voyages, ocean labs, and tidepool expeditions.
2nd - 6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Careers in Aquatics
Students discuss careers related to aquatic or marine science. They write a report called "A Day in the Life of a (blank)." After reports are completed, if possible a person working in the field of aquatic or marine science is invited to talk with the class.
5th - 6th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Bottom of the Ocean
Learners explore Earth science by conducting a water experiment. In this ocean properties lesson, students identify the causes of waves and tsunamis and read assigned text about ocean science. Learners utilize water and a dish in class to complete a wave experiment.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 39 Downloads
Students create a pamphlet, brochure, handout, or poster about a career in the marine sciences. In this marine science lesson plan, students use the Internet to research a marine science career. They create a printed media item to share with the class at an "ocean exploration career fair".
6th - 10th Science 5 Views 59 Downloads
Oceans: Reading Comprehension
Practice reading comprehension by approaching oceanography through 2 pages of informational text. The text give introductory coverage of oceanography in practice, ocean zones, names of the 5 oceans, ocean features, and marine life. Three true/false and 6 fill-in-the-blank questions follow, prompting learners on direct recall and comprehension.
4th - 8th Science 82 Views 739 Downloads
Seafood: For the Love of Fish
Young scholars role play a scenario specific to decision making in seafood management and conservation. In this marine science lesson, students estimate seafood consumption in their state. They recommend new regulations for better fishery management.
8th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Harmful Algal Blooms in Full Bloom
Students calculate the total percentage of samples from the data on the graphs. In this marine science lesson, students analyze the concentration levels over a period of time. They suggest ways to lessen the effect of these blooms.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Marine biology apprentices interpret data of sturgeon interaction with gill nets. They use the data to calculate the percentage of fish entangled in each twine size to discover if there is any correlation. This is a valuable exercise in analyzing actual data.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Oyster Gardens - No Soil Required!
Explore the practice of oyster gardening. Because oysters play a vital role in marine ecosystems and their populations have declined, biologists are transplanting oyster seed to repopulate reefs. After learning about this practice, learners are supposed to examine Maryland Sea Grant Oyster Garden Data.
8th - 10th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Big Things in Small Packages
Students view and manipulate microorganisms in sea water. For this marine science lesson, students investigate the response of bacteria to changes in pH, temperature, and contamination. Students share their results with the class and graph the survival rate of the microorganisms.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 53 Downloads
Career Exploration in Marine Science and Technology
Students research marine science and technology career paths. In this career exploration instructional activity students will examine marine science and technologies within that field. Students will perform an online investigation and discuss their findings.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Rapa River Watch
Assess the risk of introducing a non-native species of snail to four different estuaries. Lab groups conduct research as habitat evaluation and present their conclusions to the class. The resource has a comprehensive booklet containing background information, worksheets, and an answer key.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Magic School Bus Goes to Mussel Beach
Students investigate tides and create a model of an intertidal zone. In this hands-on marine science lesson based on a Magic School Bus book, the teacher leads students in a discussion about tides, then helps students model a tide and participate in populating an intertidal zone.
Pre-K - 2nd Science 5 Views 21 Downloads
Round and Round
Learners interpret data from a three-dimensional array of current monitors to determine an overall pattern of water circulation. They hypothesize what effect an observed water circulation pattern might have on seamount fauna. A very interesting and high-level science lesson!
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Marine Protected Areas
Students role play different stakeholders perspective on the debate about Channel Islands. In this marine science lesson, students identify different types of Marine Protected Areas. They research about their stakeholder's point of view and hold a mock debate about the issue.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads