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The purpose of ASLO is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of...
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The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that represents more than 100 of the leading public and private ocean research and education institutions, aquaria and industry with the mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy.
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Videos on specific Earth scientists and the different work they accomplish in their respective fields.
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The USSSP Onboard Outreach Program (formerly known as the Educator Officer Program) gives formal and informal educators, artists, writers, videographers and other participants the opportunity to spend an entire expedition with an IODP shipboard party and translate their experiences for students and...
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Investigating Earth Systems approaches Earth System Science through problem-solving, with community-based models that are hands-on and inquiry-driven. In this module, students will investigate: properties of seawater, how ocean water circulates and how currents are formed, different features of the...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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In Deep-Sea Coral Communities: Sentinels of a Changing Ocean, a lesson for grades 9-12 from NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries, students investigate the unique biology of deep-sea corals and learn to identify soft corals, hard corals, invertebrates, and fish found in these communities. To identify...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Ocean Explorer's Education Theme Pages present ocean science topics like Archaeology, the Arctic, Bioluminescence, Cold Seeps, Deep-Sea Corals, Seamounts, and Vents and Volcanoes. Each page has links to essays, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career information, and associated past...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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EyesOnTheRise.org, which focuses on creating student journalism related to environmental impacts related to sea level rise, emerged as an initiative among four journalism faculty members at Florida International University to raise public awareness of sea level rise through student and community...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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EPA divers can visit K-12 classrooms to talk with students about ocean stewardship. Often these visits include pictures and video of aquatic creatures as well as images of polluted water sites that inform students how EPA uses scientific diving to help protect our underwater environment. Some divers...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In January 1992, a container ship headed to Tacoma-Washington, from Hong Kong, China, lost 12 containers during severe storm conditions. One container held a shipment of 29-000 bathtub toys. Ten months later, the first of these plastic toys began to wash up onto the coast of Alaska. Driven by the...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10
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"The names of these different images refer to what part of the electromagnetic spectrum the satellite sensors are sampling. It turns out that the atmosphere is transparent to different types of radiation in certain areas of the spectrum. These areas are called atmospheric windows or channels....
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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This satellite image was observed by the NASDA-developed AMSR-E that flies aboard NASA's Earth-observing satellite, Aqua. ASMR-E displays the Earth's color-coded sea-surface temperature. The temperature of ocean areas, which cover about 70% of the Earth's surface, has many impacts on the climate and...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This is a 3-4 day unit on the vertical structure of the ocean that gives students the opportunity to work with actual data, learn about the global circulation, and learn about some of the smaller scale features that stir and mix the ocean. The unit consists of four lessons and concluded with a short...
Grade Level   9
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The Core Lab is an approximately 10-day activity to introduce the idea that we can use sediment cored as recorders of the history of Earth's climate and chemistry. In particular, we focus on sediment cores from the deep sea, since this represents the best archive for scientists studying Earth's...
Grade Level   11 12
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This is a 4-5 day unit on the physics of waves and encounters in the marine environment. Students will have the opportunity to work with actual data, learn about different types of waves, and understand how waves are used in the ocean to learn about the environment. The unit consists of three...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Geoscientists use special boats to conduct research at sea. One of these boats is named the JOIDES Resolution (JR). Unlike most oceangoing vessels, the JR has a flat bottom, a 6.4-meter hole in the middle, 12 laboratories, and a derrick towering 67 meters above the waterline! Why? So scientists can...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada monitors the west and east coasts of Canada and the Arctic to continuously deliver data in real-time for scientific research that helps communities, governments and industry make informed decisions about our future. Using cabled observatories,...
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Connect live with park rangers from Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park, and discuss the impacts and hazards of marine debris worldwide. In this distance learning program for grades 10-12, students participate in a facilitated dialogue to learn how to protect the oceans. The program features...
Grade Level   10 11 12
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The Maury Project is a teacher professional development course with a two-week summer residence workshop in Annapolis, MD, focused on the fundamentals of oceanography. It is offered by the American Meteorological Society Education Program in partnership with California University of Pennsylvania...
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National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) is a dedicated, influential member-based organization of classroom teachers, informal educators, university professors, scientists, and more from around the world working together to advance the understanding and protection of our freshwater and marine...
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