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Students discover facts about scuba diving by reading the Adventure Team journal entries. After researching the sport, each group focuses on a different piece of scuba gear and discovers the role physics plays in how the part works. They give oral presentations complete with visuals, about their piece of gear.
Young scholars explore oceanography by reading a nonfiction book in class. In this scuba diving lesson plan, students read the book For the Love of Scuba in class and analyze the techniques and equipment used in ocean exploration. Young scholars answer study questions about the book and define scuba related vocabulary terms.
Transitions, words that reveal the relationship between two ideas, are the subject of a presentation that provides color-coded illustrations to show viewers how this part of speech functions in sentences. The PowerPoint concludes with an exercise that could be extended with the addition of a worksheet.
Students read the Adventure Team journal about scuba diving and discuss underwater plants and animals. They discover the meaning of water cycle, erosion,and examine how plants and animals can live in salt water. Students experiment with eggs dropped in glasses of water and salt water to observe how salt helps fish float. They also observe how light shining on plants causes oxygen bubbles to float to the surface.
Using photographs and a coral reef identification key, junior marine biologists compare changes in coral cover for a No-Take Area and the surrounding unprotected area. The data that is collected is then analyzed for richness, Shannon-Wiener Index, and evenness. Additional resources, extension ideas, and all pictures and worksheets are provided to make this an abundant lesson plan.
Students explore various topics while discovering scuba diving as a science. In this scuba science lesson, students discuss the four oceans of the world, examine the water cycle and draw a diagram depicting this process. Students also explore why ocean water is salty and conduct several experiments regarding floatation and pollution in ocean water.
Students read the Adventure Team journal about scuba diving and discuss the gear used in the sport. Working in groups, they examine how different pieces of equipment work. Students then reconvene as a class and glue pictures of their pieces of equipment on a posterboard to reassemble the gear correctly.