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Ecosystems and the Flow of Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Different ecosystems thrive in various places, with a variety of habitats, including specific plants and animals that have adapted to survive in those specific conditions. But they all have one thing in common: all of the energy that...
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Project PARKA: Planting AntaRctica in KAnsas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens in the Antarctic doesn't stay in the Antarctic. A thought-provoking collection of four lessons examines how climate change is affecting the Antarctic and the rest of the world's oceans. Although designed for Kansas' Student...
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Build Your Own Ocean Ecosystem

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Hold the sea in the palm of your hand! Amateur oceanographers work together to create models of an ocean ecosystem in the sixth and final installment in a series. Raise awareness of global ocean health issues through guided research,...
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Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Entering the Twilight Zone

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Imagine an ecosystem without any light or oxygen, where living things convert carbon dioxide into food. This ecosystem is thriving and might just be the largest ecosystem on our planet, yet we know very little about it. The lesson...
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Changing World Oceans - An Ocean Acidification Simulation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore changing ocean ecosystems with an interdisciplinary investigation. Learners conduct lab experiments to collect data on the atmosphere's interaction with carbon dioxide. They then analyze the data using statistical analysis such...
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Dive Into Worlds Within the Sea

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Make connections between ocean organisms. Individuals explore three different ecosystems in the ocean. With an online interactive, they learn how different organisms depend upon each other. Learners first answer questions to connect...
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Why Should I Care?: Show How Increased Carbon Dioxide Makes the Ocean More Acidic

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How does a change in pH affect the ocean ecosystem? Scholars explore the idea by making an acid-base indicator in part seven of the 10-installment Discover Your Changing World series. First, they explore impacts of carbon dioxide in...
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Study Jams! Aquatic Ecosystems

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Mia's friends are fish-sitting while she is away on vacation. Zoe divulges to Sam that different animals need different habitats, and that there are both freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. Examples of the kinds of organisms found in...
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The Nurdles’ Quest for Ocean Domination

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Nurdles aren't the cute characters of a new children's cartoon, they are the tiny plastic pellets slowly polluting the world's water supply. Learn all about these little trouble makers with this short video that explores the impacts...
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Ocean Acidification: Whats and Hows

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Open this lesson by demonstrating the production of acidic carbon dioxide gas by activated yeast. Emerging ecologists then experiment with seashells to discover the effect of ocean acidification on shelled marine organisms. They measure...
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Will the Ocean Ever Run out of Fish?

For Students 6th - 12th
Modern industrial fishing has disrupted many ecosystems. But will fishing techniques ever cause the oceans to run out of fish? Watch a video that explains the effects of overfishing.
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Climates of the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas—especially if you live south of the equator! Through an analysis of ocean currents, learners map four major ecosystem zones and then answer questions that ask them to analyze climate, seasons, and...
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Little Oyster: Ceramic Lesson

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Children will love researching and then creating a bottom dwelling mollusk of their own. They watch clips describing the ocean ecosystem and how oysters fit into their environment. Next, they research what oysters eat and how they look....
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Coastal Peru: The Amazing Biodiversity of a Coastal Ecosystem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Peru's coastal ecosystem is only one of the country's amazing features. But travelers don't need passports, expensive plane tickets, or heavy suitcases to examine the biodiversity of coastal Peru. Armed with a field trip log and graphic...
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Ocean Primary Production

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A cold seep is an area on the ocean floor where hydrocarbons leak from the earth, creating entire unique biomes. Learners explore cold seeps, photosynthesis in the ocean, and its limitations due to loss of sunlight. They further explore...
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Activity 1: Please Pass the Energy, Food Webs in the Upper Ocean and Hydrothermal Vent Communities

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create food webs for two different ocean communities. They are given cards showing organisms from the surface of the ocean. They arrange them in order of who eats whom. After this class activity, students create a food web for...
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Ecosystems of the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are able to list different ecosystems and describe their environment and organisms. They have an understanding about the function and balance of the ecosystems. Students are able to tell what type of ecosystem the St....
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Importance of Deep-Sea Ecosystems – How Diverse is That?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When judging diversity of an ecosystem, both species evenness and species richness must contribute. After a discussion of diversity and a guided example using the Shannon-Weaver function, scholars use the same function on two other...
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Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Life is Weird!

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
A pool of brine in the deep sea can be up to four times as salty as the surrounding sea water. The deep sea ecosystem relies on chemosynthesis and the organisms that live there are often strange to us. The lesson focuses on researching...
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Ecosystems and Remote Sensing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers obtain remote sensing data to compare and contrast global biomass data with global temperature data.
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Ocean Acidification

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If tap water is more acidic than ocean water, why are we so concerned about ocean acidification? The third installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program focuses on carbon dioxide levels in...
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Weather Patterns of the Pacific Ocean

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How do oceans affect weather patterns? Learners define vocabulary associated with dew point, topographical lifting, condensation, and formation of clouds and precipitation as they explore the weather in the Pacific Northwest. They also...
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Climate Change Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Learners participate in a demonstration in which they role-play polar bears and habitat components to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on the Arctic Ocean ecosystem.
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Coastal Ecosystem Connections

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study ecosystems and storms effect on them. In this ecosystems lesson, students discuss how tropical storms effect ecosystems. Students read the Ocean News article and then work in groups to research an ecosystem. Students list...

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