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Gulf of Maine Research Institute DLESE Reviewed Collection
This web site contains illustrated information and classroom-ready activities for teachers, students, and anyone who want to learn about aquatic environments. The site is divided into seven topical sites, either by habitat or species. "Space Available" focuses on using satellite imagery to study the oceans and includes sections on the human impact on oceans, weather, remote sensing, and how satellites work. "All About Lobsters" includes information on the life cycle of lobsters, lobster trivia, and fishery information. "All About Turtles" includes a section on turtle anatomy, defenses, and species, and how you can help turtles. The "On Location" section includes information on coral reefs in Belize, global climate change, Israel and the Red Sea, and information on the deep submergence vehicle, ALVIN. "Katahdin to the Sea" looks at streams, ponds, aquifers, bogs, estuaries, beaches, tidepools, and the Gulf of Maine. The "Streams" section includes information on the history of Maine and water, and information on pollution and water.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Non-profit
Subject:
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001. Gulf of Maine Aquarium. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-037
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Life cycles of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
        • Structure and function in living systems
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Gulf of Maine Aquarium