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Bridge: Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center
Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center, is a growing collection of on-line marine education resources. It provides educators with accurate, useful, content-correct and content-current marine and data information on global, national, and regional marine science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach. The Resource Pavilion provides links to lesson plans and curriculum units for K-12 classrooms, while the Data Port section provides links to on-line data sets, including tips on how to use these data in the classroom. Specific classroom activities using data are detailed and updated on a monthly basis. A communication section provides access to listservs and ask-a-scientist services. Ocean science information sites are linked by discipline or topic, including biology, chemistry, physics, marine geology, ecology, atmopshere, and human activities. Current on-line expeditions and event-specific activities are highlighted on the front page.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
  • Services:
    • Clearinghouse
    • Discussion / Forum
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Bridge webpages are partially or completely a result of research sponsored by NOAA Office of Sea Grant, U.S. Department of Commerce, under federal Grant No. NA 90AA-D-SG045 to the Virginia Graduate Marine Science Consortium and the Virginia Sea Grant College Program, and the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research. The U.S. Government is authorized to produce and distribute reprints for governmental purposes not withstanding any copyright notation that may appear within. Unless otherwise noted, Bridge webpages may be reproduced for non-profit educational use provided Virginia Sea Grant, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and the National Marine Educators Association are credited.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-333
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Lisa A. Lawrence
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services