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Links on this page are for activities and materials dealing with oceans and coasts--marine wildlife, estuaries, fisheries, and pollution.
MarineLab's Leave Only Bubbles Marine Science Curriculum Supplies is a catalog of several hundred items relating to marine science, for students from pre-K through college. We carry videos, books, posters, lab activities, equipment, models, CD-ROMS, and accessories for any age level.
The URL is: http://www.leaveonlybubbles.com/Merchant2/merchant...
Free videos of marine animals such as dolphins, whales, turtles, crocodile, dugongs, fishes, rays, planktons, etc. New videos are added daily.
The URL is: http://blue-water-video.blogspot.com/
This virtual earth-science island, offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers site visitors the opportunity to experience several earth-science phenomena while learning about the cutting-edge science that NOAA conducts regularly.
The URL is: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/outreach/sl
April 14-28, 2007 ~ Online
Follow two Program Assistants from the Joint Oceanographic Institutions as they join oceanographers while they work to decode the complicated climate interactions in the western tropical Atlantic. Discover what shipboard life is like hundreds of miles out to sea. Read their blog, scan their pictures, ask them questions, and trace their voyage.
Contact: Karinna Sjo-Gaber at email@example.com
The URL is: http://www.joiscience.org/mission1551
Premieres March 28, 2007, 8 p.m. on PBS
State of the Ocean's Animals is the 10th installment of PBS' award-winning Journey to Planet Earth series, taking a look at why nearly half the world's marine animals may face extinction over the next 25 years. This one-hour episode also features inspiring stories of hope and courage celebrating the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Educational materials available on the Web site.
The URL is: http://www.pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth/
Habitat Media offers this free online activity guide to help dive deeper into the topics covered in the Marine Fisheries documentary series. The guide includes six engaging, peer-reviewed activities, correlated to national science and social studies education standards - designed for middle and high schools as well as non-traditional educational venues.
The URL is: http://www.pbs.org/emptyoceans/educators/index.htm...
Islands in the Stream--South Atlantic Bight Mission Logs and Imagery. Follow the Islands in the Stream Mission along by reading daily mission logs and seeing images from the Harbor Branch Seward Johnson II, the Clelia and Johnson-Sea-Link submersibles.
The URL is: http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/isl...
This site contains information for a thematic unit on marine biology. It includes background information, activities, online games and puzzles, links to other sites about marine biology and resource material for the teacher.
The URL is: http://www.geocities.com/sseagraves/underthesea.ht...
CCMI provides educational field experiences in the Caribbean for teachers and students.
The URL is: http://www.reefresearch.org
Nova Web site based on the PBS television program and tells the story of the 2004 tsunami that spread for 3,000 miles around the Indian Ocean basin. Site offers video footage, detailed animation, and scientific analysis.
The URL is: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tsunami/
An online guide to the Smithsonian Institution's Exploring Marine Ecosystems exhibit (grades 7-12)that contains downloadable activities (correlated to National Science Education Standards), reference resources, and a virtual tour of the exhibit.
The URL is: http://www.bsu.edu/eft/ecosystems/
A Whale Watch at your school featuring a life-size whale. Landlocked pre-K to 6th students (in Mid-Atlantic states) participate in a simulated whale watch and activities to stimulate their interest in marine science and endangered species. Features a "Kid's Page" too.
The URL is: http://members.aol.com/passintime
Monterey Bay Aquarium Web Site Video Library includes over 30 videos about animals, exhibits and conservation research programs at the aquarium. Requires QuickTime or Windows Media Player. Site also offers activities, materials for the classroom materials, and marine science career information
The URL is: http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/video_library/video_libr...
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Sanctuary Program education mission is to enhance public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the marine environment. Features the Dive Into Education Marine Science Program for teachers to support ocean literacy in the classroom; and the Living Classrooms program, an ocean field studies program for teacher and student teams to participate in activities focused on marine sanctuaries and ocean conservation.
The URL is: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education
Activities and information on marine wildlife and ocean pollution. Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The URL is: http://www.yoto98.noaa.gov/kids.htm
Free resources from the California Coastal Commission. Including information about the "Adopt-a-Beach" program, "Save Our Seas" curricula(K-12), the Marine & Coastal Educational Resources Directory and a video and slide show lending library.
The URL is: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/directory/resdi...
Teacher resources, lessons, family activities, stories, and facts about oceans (downloadable, some materials are in PDF format). Compiled as part of the Ocean Planet exhibition of the Smithsonian Institution.
The URL is: http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/sea...
A grassroots non-profit conservation organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the living coral reef ecosystem. Provides K-12 teacher kits and coral science education materials, as well as news, info, and publications.
The URL is: http://www.reefrelief.org/
Race Rocks Island is a marine protected area near Victoria, British Columbia, and is maintained by the faculty and students at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific. The island is home to a very diverse collection of life, and racerocks.com provides an online non-intrusive opportunity to explore the ecosystems present.
The URL is: http://www.racerocks.com
Sponsored by NASA's Oceanography Program, this site provides information on ocean themes and issues related to the coastal environment and global climate change. Features project and activity listings, and database of research and classroom resources.
The URL is: http://www.oceanliteracy.org
Extensive and well organized, all of these sites have been reviewed and annotated by a technical information specialist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library staff. Links for teachers and students as well as general topic links.
The URL is: http://www.lib.noaa.gov/docs/windandsea.html#Index
A listing of water related educational activities (including ground and drinking water, wetlands, nonpoint source pollution, and marine debris curriculum) provided by the EPA.
The URL is: http://www.epa.gov/ow/kids/waterforkids.html
Marine Science site for teachers and students (grades 4-8). Teachers can download classroom activities, register for workshops, plan field trips to the Aquarium, or schedule an Aquarium Outreach Program to their schools. Also has a kid's page with fun facts and activities.
The URL is: http://www.aquariumteacher.com/
Life history information and classroom activities focusing on marine animals, as well as information about the educational programs offered by Sea World/Busch Gardens parks around the country.
The URL is: http://www.seaworld.org/just-for-teachers/guides/i...
"Each guide includes goals and objectives, information, vocabulary, a bibiography, and classroom activities," focusing on Marine animals and ecosystems (K-12). Can be ordered from Sea World. Selected guides have been reviewed by the Nat'l Project for Excellence in EE.
The URL is: http://www.seaworld.org/teacherguides/index.html
The mission of the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation is to promote, protect, and preserve the marine environment. This has been accomplished by providing fellowships to outstanding individuals from around the world who are exemplary leaders and active problem-solvers supporting healthy ocean ecosystems.
The URL is: http://www.pewmarine.org/
"The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Alabama's marine research facility. The Discovery Hall Program educates over 12,000 students a year about the marine environment. University Programs and resident faculty administer the undergraduate and graduate programs at the DISL."
The URL is: http://www.disl.org/
Practical Ocean Energy Management Systems, Inc. (POEMS) forum for ocean-based energy development that supports Research & Development on the extraction, storage & transmission of power from the ocean. Educational material to help students understand oceanography and the environment, includes beaches, continental drift, currents, oceans, storms, tides, tsunamis, & waves.
The URL is: http://www.poemsinc.org/
Innovative online game covering topics in ocean science (grades 4-7) - Requires the Flash3 Plug-in from Macromedia. Also available in CD-ROM. Produced by Engaging Science.
The URL is: http://www.secretsatsea.org/
The Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at the Stevens Institute of Technology interdisciplinary project using real-time data from the Internet for the K-12 classroom.
The URL is: http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/gulfstream/
Jellyfish are beautiful but extremely harmful creatures of the deep. They are ferocious predators of the sea but not everyone portrays them that way. General information on jellyfish and cnidarians, an experiment and conclusion.
The URL is: http://www2.hawaii.edu./~ortogero/jellyfish.html
"MEER provides educational and scientific information and resources about the marine environment and general environmental topics through electronic media, including the internet.
This site is intended to be used as a resource for science courses, distance learning, home schooling, independent study courses, and for use by the general public."
The URL is: http://www.meer.org/
Children of the world unite with us to protect the world's coral reefs! Our website's aim is to bring to everyone's attention the plight of the world's coral reefs and then to unite together to help preserve them. Please check out our website, sign our guestbook at the bottom of our home page, and join us with this very important environmental project.
The URL is: http://www.johngrayrecyclers.org
Developed by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD) and marine life artist Wyland, the Wyland Ocean Challenge, “Clean Water for the 21st Century” is an interdisciplinary art and science educational program for grades K-6. The program integrates easily into primary school science units & meets all national standards for science. Available en Espanol.
The URL is: http://www.wylandoceanchallenge.org/
"Contains 25 hands-on activities covering earth, physical and biological sciences, environmental issues, children's literature connections, a directory of marine science resources and information on how to plan a whole-school Ocean Week" from Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California at Berkeley.
The URL is: http://store.yahoo.com/lawrencehallofscience/marte...
A guide for educators, students, and enthusiasts, with detailed instructions on how to collect and press seaweeds. A good activity to introduce students to these important, but often overlooked, organisms or to gain greater understanding of local coastal waters.
The URL is: http://www.cryptogamicbotany.com/lm_press_seaweed....
Expedition based outreach programs.
"Ocean Outreach Inc. seeks to facilitate better community understanding of the environmental issues facing the world with programs that immerse participants in a hands-on experience."
The URL is: http://www.oceanoutreach.org/
See the Sea is a marine education and environmental awareness charitable 501(c)(3) foundation. The site provides a wealth of information and current news about the problems facing our oceans and suggestions as to how individuals can help the environment. Topics covered include overfishing, invasive species, dead zones and pollution, to name a few.
The URL is: http://see-the-sea.org/
May 3-5, 2005 ~ Online
Take a live, interactive virtual field trip to the Rachel Carson Site of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve, four uninhabited islands and saltmarshes located off Beaufort, N.C. with a trained naturalist as your guide via a live internet connection. Lesson plans and images are available on-line.
The URL is: http://www.estuarylive.org/
K-12 teacher's resource site from Asia Society provides background essays, lesson plans, learning activities, maps, annotated links, and more. Lesson plans cover the events leading up to and the hours following the earthquake off the shores of Sumatra and the use of history to learn ways to avert a similar crisis in the future.
The URL is: http://www.askasia.org/teachers/lessons/
A collection of K-12 resources for marine science education on-line (resources are screened by science educators, and content is approved by research scientists as necessary). Resources are organized into topic areas, resource providers, professional development and discussion groups. A project of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE).
The URL is: http://www.vims.edu/bridge/
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