Marine Invertebrate Teacher Resources

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Invertebrate Vocabulary-- Marine Invertebrate Match

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, young scholars study 12 vocabulary words which pertain to marine invertebrates. Students read the definitions which include pronunciation, part of speech and meaning of the name. Young scholars then look at 16...
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Importance of Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Chemists with No Backbones

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Marine invertebrates offer us many new options for developing pharmaceutical drugs, such as w-conotoxin MVIIA, which is extracted from the cone snail and is a potent painkiller. The lesson encourages scholars to research various types of...
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The Benthic Drugstore

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify at least three pharmacologically- active chemicals derived from marine invertebrates. They describe the disease-fighting action of at least three pharmacologically-active chemicals derived from marine invertebrates.
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What Lives In A Shell?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study the readily observable characteristics of marine invertebrates, 2nd graders research the invertebrates and complete worksheets in this series of lessons.
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Marine invertebrates The Blue Crab

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students apply what they learn about the life stages of the Blue Crab to survey data on numbers in the Chesapeake Bay area.  In this ecology lesson, students discover the migration pattern of the Blue Crab between brackish water and...
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Marine Biology/Invertebrates

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students participate in an experiment of comparing the squid and octopus. The lesson integrates technology for students to find information about the anatomy of their dead specimens.
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Living by the Code

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils explain why new drugs are needed to treat cardiovascular disease, cancer, inflammation, and infections. They infer why some marine invertebrates are promising sources of new drugs, explaining the process in which cells manufacture...
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Blue Planet: Seasonal Seas

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study and research marine invertebrates.  In this marine lesson students create an illustrated report and help complete a class exhibit. 
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Crinoids: Flowers f the Iowa Seas

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students study the rocks and fossils associated with the geologic landscape of Iowa. In this rocks and fossils lesson, students examine fossils that would be found in the Iowa landscape that show evidence of marine invertebrates such as...
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What Little Herc Saw

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
See the underwater world through a different pair of eyes! Middle school marine biologists identify deep-sea organisms by examining images taken by an ROV from the Okeanos Explorer. After determining what creatures lie beneath the...
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The Benthic Drugstore

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine active chemicals that are in marine invertebrates and how they act to fight diseases.  In this marine lesson students identify three pharmacologically-active chemicals, describe their disease fighting action and infer...
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Ocean Creature Classification

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students develop a Taxonomic Key for marine invertebrates from pictures they are given after practicing together with common objects, such as shoes. They then compare their key to a provided Ocean Invertebrates Taxonomic Key.
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, pupils examine 16 detailed pictures of different species of marine invertebrates. Students identify each species. There is no room to write the name under the picture. It is assumed this is an oral activity,...
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Picture Scramble: Giant Pacific Scallop, Blue Crab, Sea Sack

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this science and visual discrimination worksheet, students examine images of a giant pacific scallop, blue crab and sea sack. Next to each picture is the same image which has been divided into 9 pieces and scrambled. Students place...
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Watch the Screen!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Can a sponge cure cancer? Life science pupils visit the drugstore under the sea in the fifth lesson of six. Working groups research the topic then get hands-on experience by testing the inhibiting effects of several plant extracts on E....
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What's Down There?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the coral reefs around Mokolai Island, Hawaii by researching and writing about improving the reef ecosystem.  High schoolers map threats to the ecosystem and use the list of key words to assist in their descriptions
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Importance of Deep-Sea Ecosystems – What Killed the Seeds?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Most drugs used today come from nature, so the discovery of new ecosystems in the deep sea is exciting from a medical perspective. Scholars develop their own bioassay to test germination rates in seeds. 
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Invertebrates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Crabs and lobsters ... yum! The 18th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program focuses on invertebrate marine life. After the lecture slideshow, learners conduct an activity to sample...
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Importance of Deep-Sea Ecosystems – The Benthic Drugstore

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You never know what you will find next in the deep sea ecosystem. So far, scientists have found items that work as anti-tumor agents, anti-inflammatory agents, agents that stop uncontrolled cell division, and much more. The lesson begins...
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Plankton in the Air

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a lab activity adequate for use with any full lesson plan on environmental factors that shape animal adaptations or marine animal characteristics. Pupils will discuss the role plankton plays in the environment and filter-feeding...
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What Killed the Seeds?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Can a coral cure cancer? Take seventh and eighth grade science sleuths to the underwater drugstore for an investigation into emerging pharmaceutical research. The fifth installment in a series of six has classmates research the wealth of...
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Architects of the Coral Reef

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Coral Reefs are the focus of a life science lesson plan. Upper graders look at how coral reefs are formed, how the animals and plants reproduce, and the variety of ways that humans benefit from coral reefs around the world. Groups of...
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A Quick Look at the History of Life on Earth Part 2 - The Phanerozoic Eon

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Three eras of the current Phanerozoic geological eon are broken down for your pupils. Biological features of the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras are listed, along with the possible causes of mass extinctions. Plenty of diagrams,...
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Design a Reef!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Using a miniature coral reef aquarium kit, young ecologists model this unique ecosystem. They research various coral reef organisms and their niches, and they culminate the project by working together to write a report. Use this activity...

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