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453 reviewed resources for ocean ecosystems

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Algebra 50 - Three Variable Systems in the Real World - Problem 2 Video
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Life Science: 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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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Restoration

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The tale of the restoration of California's Channel Islands begins with a video that details the devastation of Santa Cruz Island by introducing species that are not native to the region. Additionally, the video discusses the controversy...
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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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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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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 instructional...
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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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Ocean Acidification: Whats and Hows

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Open this lesson plan 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...
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Ocean Layers I

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How is it possible for ocean water to have layers? The sixth installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program investigates factors that cause different water densities to occur. Experiments...
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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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Symbiotic Strategies: The Secret Lives of Sharks and Rays

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate the interaction in an oceanic ecosystem. For this symbiotic relationship lesson, high schoolers investigate how ecological relationships evolve over long periods of time in order to maintain balance and stability of...
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Ecosystems and Remote Sensing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students obtain remote sensing data to compare and contrast global biomass data with global temperature data.
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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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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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Ocean Creature Feature

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
From coloring to hard protective shells, ocean creatures have adaptation features that help them survive. An eight-question online quiz highlights different ocean animals and their unique characteristics. The resource then offers pop-up...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Ecosystems

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
From the depths of the oceans to the peaks of the mountains, your class will see the world with new eyes after this lesson. In a discussion about different ecosystems such as the jungle, the tundra, and the grasslands, they will describe...
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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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Through Robot Eyes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How do robots assist ocean explorers in collecting data and images? The final installment in a five-part series has science scholars examine underwater images collected by robots and identify the organisms shown. Groups then calculate...
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Water Ecosystems

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Freshwater and Saltwater ecosystems are the focus of this Earth Science PowerPoint. Presentation is full of interesting facts, photographs, and maps. A slide with review questions appears at the end of the presentation. Very nice!
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Monitoring Life In The Rocky Intertidal Ecosystem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate marine life by researching aquatic organisms on the Internet. In this oceanography lesson plan, students monitor algae and animals of the ocean by identifying their population and habitat on data sheet ID cards....
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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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