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These lesson plans in life sciences, physical science, chemistry and engineering link to projects of NOAA's Aquarius undersea research station. Topics include the: impacts of buoyancy, pressure and light on underwater research; effects of physical oceanography on coral reefs; effects of water temperature on the coral/zooxanthellae symbiosis; engineering of AUVs; fish survey techniques; chemical ecology; ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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What does over-fishing mean? What are the effects of over-fishing on fish stocks? Through the game in this lesson, students will understand the effects of over-fishing on the sustainability of fish stocks and, thus, the ability to meet the human demand for seafood. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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This collection of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant education resources includes several activities that introduce students to invasive species and seafood contamination. The goal of these activities is to educate not only students but adults on the issues of the Great Lakes. These resources also offer a multi-disciplinary approach to learning by integrating science with content areas such as math, language ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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Lesson plan defines dichotomous key and its role in classification. Students learn how to make a key and identify important organisms from a biofilm community in Chesapeake Bay. An interactive, online key with photos and species profiles challenges students to identify 8 invertebrates and an interactive quiz helps them test their understanding. Designed for use with the MD Sea Grant "Biofilms & ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Biology
 
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Teaching activities that investigate the origins and effects of the greenhouse effect and the effects solar events have on the Earth and its ozone. Includes background information, data, applications, and additional activities. Links to related sites, as well as a wealth of similar NOAA lessons covering a variety of marine and environmental science topics. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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Teaching activities that investigate hurricanes, tornadoes, and lightning by tracking their courses and measuring their strength, plus learn how weather is forecasted. Includes background information, data, applications, and additional activities. Links to related sites, as well as a wealth of similar NOAA lessons covering a variety of marine and environmental science topics. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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Teaching activity where students manage various species of fish after learning about what overfishing and the environment can do to commercial fishing. Includes background information, data, applications, and additional activities. Links to related sites, as well as a wealth of similar NOAA lessons covering a variety of marine and environmental science topics. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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This is the COSEE center for ocean science integration and outreach in the southeastern U.S. This site includes information educator professional development, student opportunities, external resources, a communications portal, and more. This site also features current research, monitoring, and management initiatives taking place in the area. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Lesson plan, Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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Developed by a fifth grade teacher, the Remote Sensing and Coral Reefs curriculum includes lesson plans, which feature links to additional information, and PowerPoint presentations. Topics discussed include altimetry, phytoplankton and ocean color, symbiosis and coral anatomy, sea surface temperature and coral bleaching, and conservation. The lesson plans can be used in sequence or by themselves. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Curriculum, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Technology
 
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A data analysis activity for assessing zebra mussel invasion risk in Virginia. Site includes background information on the zebra mussel, including methods of relocation, teacher guide, a list of additional resources, and a detailed classroom activity. Activity covers zebra mussel biology, optimal habitat characteristics, environmental impacts, action plans, and follow up activities. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Biological oceanography
 
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