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This page describes El Nino and the Southern Oscillation and how they may contribute to severe weather and the destruction of sensitive ecosystems such as coral reefs. It features text, pictures, scientific illustrations, and links to satellite information and weather-related science activities. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Video, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This learning system provides a variety of materials on Earth and space sciences, such as images, movies, animations, and data sets. Students, teachers, and the general public can access information on the sun and space weather, astronomy, our planet and solar system, current space missions, space-related mythology and art, and geology. For teachers, there are links to tools for navigating the site, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Photograph, Book - text, Educational portal, Ask an expert
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology, History and philosophy of science, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics, Space science
 
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This site offers datasets of primary productivity measurements, computer source code, input data fields, and ocean productivity estimates for modeling purposes, as well as information on the activities of the NASA-sponsored Ocean Primary Productivity Working Group (OPPWG), which has been conducting round-robin algorithm testing exercises to compare the performance of various productivity models with ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Remotely sensed dataset, Code
Subject: Biology, Biological oceanography
 
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This site offers information about the mission of the R.V. Heraclitus, the research vessel of the Planetary Coral Reef Foundation, which began in 1995 and is expected to conclude in 2010. Expedition goals are outlined. These include gathering baseline information on the condition of selected reef ecosystems, supporting the monitoring and mapping of reefs using satellite technology, furthering knowledge ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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The Planetary Coral Reef Foundation was founded in 1991 to address the growing crisis of destruction of coral reefs. Topics include the PCRF's mission, its research activities at sea and in space, wastewater recycling, conservation tips that can help preserve reefs, and the organization's ship, R.V. Heraclitus. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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This resource offers access to a variety of materials, including general information about COOL, a photo gallery, press releases, talks and papers, and research projects. There are links to archived and real-time ocean data (sea surface temperature, surface currents and waves, autonomous glider data), and an "underwater weather forecast". Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This virtual tour of the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Planet exhibit can be navigated by clicking on the floor plan which is pictured, or it can be searched by image, subject, or topic outline. Links to educational materials and to a special curator's tour are also included. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Field trip - virtual
Subject: Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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As part of this activity, students examine the effects of light and temperature on the phytoplankton population. Using ocean color data from the Coastal Zonal Color Scanner, SeaWiFS, and temperature data from the Multi Channel Sea Surface Temperature dataset, they will learn to identify phytoplankton as a component of Earth's biota, discover the relationships between biotic and abiotic components ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Space science
 
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This collection of classroom activities covers ocean study topics such as climate and the degree to which the ocean controls climate, physical properties of the ocean (density, salinity, currents, and others), and the scale of ocean life and life support structures. Each activity features an overview, concepts, a materials list, and instructions. Highlighted terms are linked to a glossary. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Glossary
Subject: Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This archive of ocean-color imagery produced by SeaWiFS and Aqua-MODIS contains images from 2002 to the present. The images are viewable in a variety of formats: chlorphyll concentration, sea surface temperature, aerosol index, smoke index, and many others. Yearly, seasonal, monthly, weekly, or daily images are available. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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