Title of Lesson: Career of Interest in Oceanography
Course Name: Earth Science
Grade Level: 8
Author’s Name: Tricia Schafebook
Author’s School District: Northern Lebanon School District
|PA Academic Standards for Science and Technology|
|3.5. Earth Sciences|
3.5.7.D. Explain the behavior and impact of the earth’s water systems.
|PA Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology|
|4.1. Watersheds and Wetlands|
4.1.7.A. Explain the role of the water cycle within a watershed.
4.3.7.B. Describe how human actions affect the health of the environment.
|PA Academic Standards for Career Education and Work|
|13.1. Career Awareness and Preparation|
13.1.8.A. Relate careers to individual interests, abilities, and aptitudes.
13.1.8.E. Analyze the economic factors that impact employment opportunities, such as, but not limited to:
|This lesson is included within a unit focused on Earth’s water systems.|
|5 Minutes||Assignment Introduction and Requirements |
Teacher will provide and discuss examples of careers (like teaching and medical careers) that would demonstrate the topics the students will be researching.
|35 Minutes||Students will research job information and complete attached Oceanography Careers Assignment document outlining key features of the job and personal interests in the job.|
|2 Minutes||Wrap Up|
If students did not complete assignment, they should do so for homework. Tomorrow we will discuss the different jobs and the skills that each require. We will also discuss the importance of each of the jobs.
|After completing the Oceanography Careers Assignment, students will discuss what they learned about the careers they found in order to compare them, and they will share their opinions about them.|
Oceanography Careers Assignment
Website for Research: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/oceanage/welcome.html
|US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (n.d.) Ocean Exploration Careers: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.|