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The educational resources and activities on this Web site teach fundamental concepts about salinity variations and the role these changes play in controlling global ocean circulation and Earth?s climate. The modules augment existing El Nino/La Nina materials with salinity-based content, provide on-line interactive tools demonstrating environmental change through data sets and in situ time-series analysis, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal
Resource type: Lesson plan, Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Chemical oceanography
 
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This simple activity demonstrates how the ocean get its salt. Required materials are low cost and easy to obtain. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Hydrology, Chemical oceanography
 
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Students can view these television programs about a variety of ocean science topics right in their classroom. They are presented by real scientists and feature a call-in question and answer session to end the lesson. Teacher packets containing information pertaining to program topics, activities to do with students, pages for students' individual use, and vocabulary and reference lists, are available ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Curriculum, Module / Unit, Video
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, 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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Ocean chemistry, particularly the carbon cycle, is featured in text and illustrations, with quantitative graphics and a lab demonstration. Graphics include the global carbon cycle from 1980-1989, annual carbon dioxide flux, ocean chlorophyll concentration east of Buenos Aires, and a cartoon showing upwelling of nutrients. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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With three levels to choose from on each page - beginner, intermediate or advanced - this site provides a good introduction to the structure of the ocean. Included are excellent graphics and text about patterns of ocean salinity and temperature with depth, as well as surface currents, deep ocean circulation and even the water cycle. Extensive in-text links provide the means for users to explore the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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Estuaries have physical traits, and scientists use a variety of measurements such as water depth, salinity, and current speed to describe an estuary. This site describes the various measurements that make up the physical properties of an estuary, using Narragansett Bay as an example. Specific sections of this site focus on water chemistry (temperature, salinity, oxygen, chlorophyll a, and pH), circulation ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Hydrology, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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The Mote Marine Laboratory Phytoplankton Ecology Program focuses on microscopic plants in the oceans, many of which produce harmful toxins. This program addresses phytoplankton behavior, photophysiology and bloom dynamics. This site contains data from investigations, which utilize remote sensing technology for monitoring natural phytoplankton blooms as well as laboratory studies to understand how ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This site is a type of Clean Water Act for Kids. Tips for preventing non-point pollution tips are offered in the following areas: Anglers, Beach, Boaters, Drivers, Ecotourism, Endangered Species, Holiday and Gift giving, Home, Kitchen, Laundry and Cleaning, Lawn and Garden, Personal Watercraft, Recycling, Scuba Diving, Shore Visitors, Smokers, Students, and Water Conservation. The site is full of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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Several agencies and organizations working to prevent discharges of oils into the marine and coastal environment offer educational material and special activities for children and students. The overall purpose of these efforts is to make young people familiar with the marine environment, encourage them to care about it, and understand the consequences of abusing it. Several of the educational websites ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Clearinghouse
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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