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The intent of OSEI is to infuse current ocean science research into middle school classrooms, by fostering interactions among experienced marine educators and ocean science researchers from the New England area. Read the latest OSEI news, review past projects and experiences, obtain contact and proposal information, and view the list of OSEI participants. The site also links to teacher resources, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This lesson plan features information on guiding student research using the Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, a nonindigenous species whose range now includes Maine to North Carolina. Because this crab has been known to inhabit the East Coast only since 1988, it serves as an excellent subject of novel research. The activity includes objectives, materials list, teacher guide, identifying, handling, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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In OSEI, researchers and middle school teachers, district science coordinators and facilitators collaborate to share resources, materials and expertise. This site provides educators several lesson plans on topics including: the role of the carbon cycle in algae growth, sea scallops, plankton, waves and tsunamis, and the invasive species, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, the Asian shore crab. The site also ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Lab activity, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental science, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics
 
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Read results from a needs assessment of informal science education institutions, such as aquariums, that COSEE-NE are using to coordinate the planning of programs. The survey asked participants several basic questions. Each question's response is expressed in text and figure. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Report
Subject: Environmental science
 
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COSEE-West distributes many supplemental resources to educators during their lectures and workshops, some of which are available electronically. To download these resources and lessons, simply click on the title you are interested in. Some of the resource topics include: whales, wetlands, seabirds, and the Channel Islands. The resources are downloadable in pdf format. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Policy issues
 
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Educators in the southeast United States will find links to resources for ocean science instruction on this website. The resource topics include general ocean and earth science education materials, ocean observing systems, water quality, wetlands and remote sensing data. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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COSEE-MA's goal is to integrate research and education programs to encourage lifelong learning experiences for everyone. They especially want to reach out to K-12 educators, students (K-16), coastal managers, families, and underserved audiences. The site features information for all of the above audiences, as well as the latest news and upcoming events. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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The information collected from sensors, buoys, satellites, autonomous ocean-going vehicles, gliders, and land-based instruments is sent via telemetry to a data manager that relays it out over the Internet where scientists, resource managers, educators, students and the public can view and use it. This site describes the major components of ocean observing systems and provides additional observing ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics, Technology
 
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COSEE-Ocean Systems (OS) is moving forward in its development of effective tools and techniques to aid learners in better understanding the context of the oceans in both the earth and solar systems. Acting upon recent national efforts to "map" ocean topics into the educational standards, COSEE-OS is piloting effective ways to bring the relevance of the oceans to classrooms. This resource introduces ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Ref. material, Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This 21 page guide highlights field trip sites between San Diego and Santa Cruz, California; California environmental organizations and programs (entire state); and a special section on California wetlands (entire state). Each field trip listing includes the site name, contact information, and a description of the site and the programs if offers. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Guide for field trip, Ref. material, Clearinghouse
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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