|Ocean Planet: Interdisciplinary Marine Science Activities|
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 products of the seas. "Pollution Solution" examines the effects of an environmental crisis. "Stranded Along the Coast" explores both natural and human causes of animal strandings. Finally, "Reflections on the Sea" explores the influence of oceans on language and literature. Each of the six lesson plans has the same elements: background information; statement of learning objectives; list of required materials; step-by-step procedures; student handouts; and a list of additional resources, including connections to the online version of the Ocean Planet exhibition. The instructional approach in Ocean Planet is interdisciplinary. Lesson plans will work in different classes, from biology and mathematics to geography and social studies. Many activities employ students' writing skills.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-293
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Author: Babara Branca
Smithsonian Institute Office of Education