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At this site, students learn that sound moves five times faster in water than in air and cleaner fish have cleaning stations where they remove parasites. Students deepen their knowledge with this ocean life challenge. They learn about how living in the water differs from living on land. An ichthyologist first explains that ocean creatures have special features that allow them to breathe, eat, communicate, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This activity will help students learn about how tree rings provide a record of past growing conditions and, by inference, climate. They use this principle to work out how cores from three different trees (three strips of paper marked with stripes to represent rings) fit together to represent a longer period of time and then use this composite record to plot a graph of changing climate conditions. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Climatology
 
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While engaged in this activity students will explore phytoplankton, the food of tiny marine animals, particularly krill. Students will prepare a hay infusion in two identical glass aquarium tanks or a 1-liter glass jar and expose one to 24 hours of continuous light, and the other for only four hours during the school day, with all light blocked off by opaque material during the remaining hours. They ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Biological oceanography
 
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In this lesson, students will investigate the importance of coral reefs to the Earth as a whole and learn some possible explanations for the phenomenon known as "coral bleaching". They should be able to identify ways that coral reefs benefit human beings, identify major threats to reefs and discuss how they might be reduced or eliminated, describe the Coral Reef Early Warning System, and discuss why ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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This activity will enable students to identify the gypsy moth and understand its life cycle and habitat needs. There is a link to information on the history and profile of the gypsy moth and a related quiz. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Biology, Environmental science
 
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Life on Earth is a Windows to the Universe Exploratour and provides information and images about life, kingdoms, heterotrophs, autotrophs, animals, fungi, plantae, monera, and evolution. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging web site that spans the Earth and Space ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph
Subject: Biology, Paleontology
 
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This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center archive, focuses on learning about environmental stress, which threatens coral reefs globally. The data activity provides maps and information about reefs throughout the world and presents questions about human and natural threats to reefs. Students are given access to information from a research trip to Belize in Central ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, In-situ dataset
Subject: Climatology, Ecology, Physical oceanography
 
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This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center archive, discusses the migration of the California gray and the Northern right whales. The data exercise asks students to plot right whale sightings off Georgia and Florida. Students can also answer questions about whale behavior. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Ref. material, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Biology, Biological oceanography
 
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This article provides an eyewitness account by a photographer who traveled with Robert Falcon Scott on his last, ill-fated Antarctic expedition. The excerpt includes biographic information about Herbert G. Ponting, a travel writer and, arguably, the finest photographer to have worked in Antarctica, his account of the sights and sounds of Antarctica's shoreline, including the icebergs and whales he ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Physical geography
 
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In this lab students will learn the principles of the capture/recapture method used to estimate a population. They will perform a simple population study using capture/mark/release/recapture data. Three different data collection methods can be used: field study with gypsy moth larvae (caterpillars), a hands-on simulation, or computer-generated sample data. Students will discover that population estimates ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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