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In this lesson plan students learn about the varying sizes of ocean waves, what causes the variation, and where to find giant waves. Students will learn the parts of a wave, and discuss wave height, wavelength, and wave period. They will experiment with creating waves on the National Geographic Wave Simulator and discuss how geography affects waves. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physical geography, Physical oceanography
 
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The New Millennium Observatory (NeMO) is a seafloor observatory off the coast of Oregon, which studies the relationships between submarine volcanic events and the chemistry and distribution of hydrothermal vents and the biologic communities that depend on them. The research activities at NeMO provide an extraordinary educational opportunity, both from the daily reports from expeditions at sea and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Module / Unit, Map, Photograph, Video, Visualization - scientific, Glossary, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Geochemistry, Geology, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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This lesson plan provides instruction to teachers for creating a glacier in the classroom to demonstrate how glaciation affects landforms. Learning objectives include student understanding that as glaciers move, they create a variety of patterns on landforms by a process called glacial scraping, that the scraping patterns left by a glacier depend on how the glacier moved over the landform, and that ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Cryology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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The Gulf of Maine Aquarium hosts this two-part activity. The focus is on seasonal changes in the mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Part 1 uses an atlas and satellite imagery to examine the geography of the region and the changing boundaries of the ice sheet. Part 2 tracks annual changes in sea ice. There is an animation page showing changes in ice cover around Antarctica during 1991, and links ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Illustration - artistic, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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Ocean Planet's six lesson plans are adapted from several themes in the Smithsonian Institution exhibition created to share with the public what recent research has revealed about the oceans and to encourage ocean conservation. "Sea Secrets" explores ocean geography; "Sea Connections" looks at the plants and animals that live in different marine ecosystems. "Ocean Market" identifies and values many ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Curriculum, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Map
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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Students in this lesson will be introduced to the concept of tides and tidal forces. By viewing a related applet which visualizes the relationship between the Earth, moon and tides, students will gain an understanding of why the Earth experiences tides. In the process they are asked to observe and explain how the relative positions of Earth, the moon, and the sun are responsible for the moon phases, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geophysics, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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In this investigation, students examine Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. After becoming familiar with a bathymetric/topographic map of the area, students select a transect along the seafloor to study some of the geological, biological, and physical features that are present. In this activity students use a bathymetric/topographic map as a tool for recognizing geobiological features of the sanctuary, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor, Map, In-situ dataset
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This Web site features a daily image of an unusual aspect of the Earth's system. Each image includes a description, when and where it occurred, and other information. Search the archive by keyword or browse by topic going back to 2000. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Ref. material, Abstract / Summary, Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography, Policy issues, Space science, Technology
 
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With the intent to publicize information on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) major ocean exploration efforts, the Ocean Explorer Website provides a platform to follow such explorations in near real-time, learn about ocean exploration technologies, observe remote marine areas through multimedia technology, and review NOAA's 200-year history of ocean exploration. Additional ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Video, Ref. material, Sound
Subject: Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This activity teaches students how bathymetric maps (topographic maps of underwater landforms) are made by using sonar. Students use a simulated sonar exercise to map something they cannot see and then see how close they were to the actual shape. They produce a bathymetric map and answer questions about this process. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Physical geography, Physical oceanography
 
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