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Endangered Marine Turtles

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students work in groups and experience what it is like to be a hatchling marine turtle by playing a board game.  In this endangered marine turtles lesson, students research the threats to marine turtle hatchlings. Students then create a...
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Classifying Commercial Marine Species

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate taxonomy. They explore some of the commercial marine species caught in Magdalena Bay and develop a classification system for presented animals.
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Marine Life Metamorphosis

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study marine life by role playing animal interactions.  In this marine animal lesson students create a diorama on animal behavior. 
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The Census of Marine Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain diversity and abundance in marine life. For this oceanic biology lesson, students collect information for various geographical areas to collect a census of marine life.
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Marine Reptiles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Student perform observations of live reptiles to find out about a family of marine reptiles. They answer a series of questions and discuss their answers with the rest of the class. They handle model specimens of the marine reptile they...
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Oddball Out: Birds, Fishes, Marine Mammals

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, learners analyze 4 animal pictures in a row. Students circle the animal which is different from the others. There are 4 rows of pictures. Answers are provided upside down at the bottom of the page.
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Vertebrates I

For Teachers 9th - 12th
I spy a spine. The 19th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program explores vertebrate species, such as sharks and other fish. Learners take part in an activity evaluating the...
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The Race

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students play game simulating route turtle hatchlings take from clutch to ocean, and describe threats hatchlings face and how this affects the marine turtle population.
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Exploring Marine Animals and Their Habitat

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate marine animals. In this marine animals lesson, students research marine mammals and fish. Students log on to Second Life and explore the habitats of marine animals. Working individually, students produce diagrams of...
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The Ocean

For Teachers 3rd
Plant and animal life of the ocean is the focus of this science lesson. Young scientists sort a variety of seashells and explore why many sea animals have shells. They examine the shells, write journal entries highlighting the...
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Why Do Animals Have Such Different Lifespans?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is it true that larger animals have longer lifespans than smaller animals? Does an animal's habitat help shape the length of its life? And does the ability to adapt and evolve allow living things to expand their lifespans? Watch a video...
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3-D Ocean Animals

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research an animal from the ocean, using the internet and encyclopedias, with at least 5 out of 5 topics covered. They also construct a 3-dimensional model of their animal and give an oral presentation about their animal...
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Marine Habitats of Galveston Island

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Four lessons introduce elementary ecologists to salt marsh and sandy beach habitats. In the first lesson, they place shells and other materials in vinegar to determine if they contain calcium carbonate. In the second lesson, they read a...
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Whales and Fish: Creatures of the Deep

For Students 5th Standards
Practice comparing and contrasting details in informational text with a reading passage about whales. It explains the ways that fish and whales are similar, as well as the ways they are different, and specific characteristics of various...
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Timeline Activity

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Young biologists travel back billions of years through history in a collaborative life science project. Given a long sheet of paper and a list of key biological events, students work in small groups creating and illustrating timelines...
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Pacific Leatherback Protection

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Turtles are more than just cute, docile sea creatures; many of them are endangered, some critically. The leading threat to Pacific leatherback turtles is human activity. From commercial fishing and boating in the leatherbacks' migratory...
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What's A Mammal?

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine mammals understanding what a mammal is and reviewing the eleven mammal groups. In this science instructional activity, students play a game known as Mystery Mammal Game. Yet, first students research about the mammal and...
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3-D Ocean Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine the types of animals that live in the ocean. Using the Internet, they research an animal of their choice and note its size, if it is endangered and other important information. They create a 3D model of the animal and...
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Home Sweet Home

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore marine turtle habitats. Students research one species of marine turtle found in the Gulf of Mexico. They identify plants and animals in the habitat. They create a model or replica using information gathered through their...
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The Race

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students research endangered marine turtles. In this science instructional activity, students participate in a game in which they discover the threats to hatchling turtles. Students discuss how the threats affect the survival of the...
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Mesozoic Sea Life Diorama

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create a diorama depicting Mesozoic sea life. They color a template and add shells and pebbles to the diorama to depict the ocean floor.
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Sea Turtle Challenge

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this sea turtles worksheet, students read 9 definitions that pertain to words about sea turtles. From four choices, students select the word that best matches each meaning.
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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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Sorting the Gulf Ecosystem

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A dazzling drawing of the coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is the centerpiece of this lesson. Display it for your class to view, and have them identify which organisms are plants, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles,...

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