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Gallery Walk Questions about the Ocean
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This site from SERC's Starting Point presents sample Gallery Walk questions about ... More

This site from SERC's Starting Point presents sample Gallery Walk questions about the ocean. Questions examine the manner in which ocean energy and water exchange impact the atmosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere and discuss salinity, temperature, density, primary production, turbidity, and current patterns for the various environments. The questions are organized according to the cognitive level at which students are engaged, using Bloom's Taxonomy. Less

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Education
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Readings
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Starting Point (SERC)
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Cathy Manduca
Mark Francek
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The Global Drifter Program
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This website is the homepage of NOAA's global drifter program, which tracks ... More

This website is the homepage of NOAA's global drifter program, which tracks the motion of buoys across the world's oceans. The buoys measure temperature and other properties, and have a transmitter with which to send data to passing satellites. Ocean currents and chemistry can be measured from the buoy's data. Less

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NOAA
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Gulf Oil Spill
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The newness of the Deepwater Horizon/BP spill limits the number of educational ... More

The newness of the Deepwater Horizon/BP spill limits the number of educational products designed to investigate and teach about impacts to the Gulf ecosystem. Ongoing efforts are being undertaken to develop lessons, media, and resources for educators to use in their teaching to help students and the public to better understand this event. The materials provided with this collection present the facts surrounding the spill and ongoing research, monitoring, and restoration efforts. More general education products from previous spills are provided to help educators present the concepts of human impacts on the ocean, oil specific impacts, spill clean-up, and the effects of toxins on natural environments. This site will be updated periodically as more information becomes available. Less

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Environmental Science
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Simulations
Video Lectures
Provider:
NOAA
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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NOAA
DLESE Community Collection
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NOAA
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Hellenic Center for Marine Research
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Located at several site in Greece, the HCMR was set up as ... More

Located at several site in Greece, the HCMR was set up as a single institution in order to integrate government-funded marine science research in Greece. The Center consists of five institutes: oceanography, aquaculture, marine biological resources, inland waters, and marine biology and genetics. Site includes information on services it provides, the center library, current research initiatives, and the center's two aquaria. Less

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Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
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Reference
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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Horn Point Laboratory
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Located in Cambridge, on Maryland's eastern shore, HPL is interdisciplinary with faculty ... More

Located in Cambridge, on Maryland's eastern shore, HPL is interdisciplinary with faculty engaged in research on the biology, chemistry, physics, and ecology of organisms and ecosystems from wetlands and estuarine waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the continental shelf and open waters of the world's oceans. Site features information on faculty, students, their research, graduate school admission, educational and outreach resources, and much more. Less

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Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
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Reference
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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How does the ocean get its salt?
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This simple activity demonstrates how the ocean get its salt. Required materials ... More

This simple activity demonstrates how the ocean get its salt. Required materials are low cost and easy to obtain. Less

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Hydrology
Oceanography
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
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Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
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Illuminating Luminescence
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In this activity, students will compare and contrast different forms of luminescence ... More

In this activity, students will compare and contrast different forms of luminescence by observing how chemiluminescence, phosphorescence, and fluorescence produce or emit light. Students will also compare these forms of luminescence to bioluminescence. Less

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Education
Life Science
Biology
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Anthropology
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Science Friday Initiative
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Science Friday
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Science Friday
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Interactive Kiosk - Science in 2008
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This interactive kiosk was designed for the Magic Planet, and provides datasets ... More

This interactive kiosk was designed for the Magic Planet, and provides datasets and descriptions for a variety of topics such as sea surface temperatures, ice concentrations, ozone, human impacts on the ocean, and Atlantic hurricanes. Less

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Atmospheric Science
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Simulations
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NOAA
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NOAA
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Is It Alive?
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This interactive activity asks students to comb through a biologically rich environment ... More

This interactive activity asks students to comb through a biologically rich environment on the ocean floor. There they'll find a number of living and non-living specimens and learn more about this extreme environment. The activity begins with a brief introduction, explaining how scientists made the surprising discovery in 1977 that a community of life exists at the bottom of the sea. Students then are asked to take a close look at more than a dozen virtual samples. For each one, they are presented with evidence which they must use to determine if what they are viewing is a living or non-living specimen. After successfully classifying all the specimens, students are asked to ponder a few of the overarching questions about life on Earth that scientists continually ponder. Less

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Life Science
Biology
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
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American Museum of Natural History
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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American Museum of Natural History
DLESE Community Collection
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Joint Institute for the Atmosphere and Ocean
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The Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) is ... More

The Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) is a joint institute of NOAA and the University of Washington. This homepage makes a variety of data and resources available, including real-time and historical climate data, atlases and animations. Users can follow links to science information, JISAO programs and people, seminars and additional links. Less

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Readings
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SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Edward Miles
Edward Sarachik
John Wallace
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NASA Aquarius: Sea Surface Salinity
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Aquarius is a focused satellite mission to measure global sea surface salinity. ... More

Aquarius is a focused satellite mission to measure global sea surface salinity. Launching in 2009, this mission will provide the first global map of sea surface salinity with unprecedented accuracy, resolution and coverage. The importance of salinity measurements in understanding coastal ocean processes is critical. Because of its dynamic range in the coastal oceans, salinity is a critical factor in understanding and predicting biological and physical processes and their interactions with the food Web, climate, and global water cycle. Aquarius's pioneering efforts to deliver the "missing pieces of the climate puzzle" will undoubtedly intrigue informal audiences via the activities and information contained in this Website. Moreover, climate and its influence on humankind is an integral part of K-16 formal education and common to national learning standards. The goal of the Education and Outreach component of Aquarius is to teach fundamental concepts about salinity variations and the role these changes play in controlling global ocean circulation and Earth's climate. Education products will appear as modules addressing the mission's goals and purpose, augment existing El Nino/La Nina materials with salinity based content, provide on-line interactive tools demonstrating environmental change through data sets and in situ time-series analysis, and engage students in activities designed to demonstrate salt-water interactions. Less

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Chemistry
Oceanography
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Activities and Labs
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NASA
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NASA
Author:
Annette deCharon
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National Ocean Service
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NOS measures and predicts coastal and ocean phenomena, protects large areas of ... More

NOS measures and predicts coastal and ocean phenomena, protects large areas of the oceans, and works to ensure safe navigation. Educator information includes Discovery Kits, which consist of 4 different classroom units on corals, estuaries, geodesy, and tides and water levels, Discovery Stories, 2 case studies concerning the Exxon Valdez incident and the lionfish invasion occurring along the U.S. Atlantic coast, and Discovery Classroom, which consists of 11 different lesson plans. Less

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Environmental Science
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Case Study
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Simulations
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Bridge-NOAA Collection
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National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration: Oceans in the spotlight
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NOAA Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for the observation, measurement, assessment and ... More

NOAA Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for the observation, measurement, assessment and management of the nation's vast coastal and ocean areas. NOS provides world-class products and services that protect millions of lives, billions of dollars in property and irreplaceable natural resources daily. This website is a portal to all the NOS observations, information, measurements and programs. In the Oceans In the Spotlight section, users will find nautical charts, animations of monthly ocean temperatures, diving resources, global seafloor tomography and much more. This site contains a wealth of information collected for the NOAA Ocean Service projects. Less

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Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Readings
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NOAA
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
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NeMO Curriculum
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The NeMO curriculum is based on real events and real data: the ... More

The NeMO curriculum is based on real events and real data: the 1998 eruption at Axial Volcano and the rumbleometer instrument that was stuck in the new lava flow. The activities for the classroom are modeled on how scientists actually investigated this event. This curriculum is intended for middle and high school students in earth science and marine science classes. It is composed of four parts (which are each a separate file): Part 1 - Introduction and Background Information Part 2 - Classroom Activities Part 3 - Movies and Animations Part 4 - Key for Teachers (this part) Less

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Environmental Science
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Simulations
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Bridge-NOAA Collection
Author:
Ronald Crouse
Teresa Atwill
Vicki Osis
William Chadwick
William Hanshumaker
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The Ocean That Surrounds Us
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This site contains links to course information, outlines, summaries and computer-based drills ... More

This site contains links to course information, outlines, summaries and computer-based drills and exercises, called Virtual Voyages, for an Introductory Oceanography class at San Francisco State University. Virtual Voyages engage students outside of the classroom and cover such topics as the seafloor, earthquakes, plates, ocean currents, beach waves, tides and habitat. There are also links to the Department of Geosciences and San Francisco State University Home Pages. Less

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Biology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Karen Grove
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Ocean Voyagers
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Ocean Voyagers is an educational outreach initiative consisting of an interdisciplinary curriculum ... More

Ocean Voyagers is an educational outreach initiative consisting of an interdisciplinary curriculum program. It is designed to allow middle school teachers and students to gain real-world knowledge about oceanographic science, social science, maritime cultures, communication, literature, and the language arts. This site includes: integrated lesson plans on oceanographic science, maritime life and lore, technology and communications, and profiles of the Navy oceanographic survey fleet. Less

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Environmental Science
Maritime Science
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Oceanography
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
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Ocean and Climate: Chemical Coupling with the Atmosphere
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The ocean and atmosphere continually exchange particles and gases in a kind ... More

The ocean and atmosphere continually exchange particles and gases in a kind of ongoing "dialogue" that influences regional and global climate. This site explains the chemical link between the ocean and atmosphere. Emphasis is on the ocean's ability to store and release water vapor and carbon dioxide, both of which contribute to the greenhouse effect. Features include text, a scientific illustration, and links to other relevant topics, data sets, and satellite missions. Less

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Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Oceanography
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA
Author:
Yoram Kaufman
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Oceans and Seas
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With three levels to choose from on each page - beginner, intermediate ... More

With three levels to choose from on each page - beginner, intermediate or advanced - this site provides a good introduction to the structure of the ocean. Included are excellent graphics and text about patterns of ocean salinity and temperature with depth, as well as surface currents, deep ocean circulation and even the water cycle. Extensive in-text links provide the means for users to explore the content in an open-ended fashion, although some might find the lack of any obvious top-level navigation to be disorienting. Less

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Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
Author:
Roberta Johnson
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Organizations and Connections
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Teachers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia looking for ocean science ... More

Teachers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia looking for ocean science education information and materials can find help through these organizations. The categories include: organizations, departments and agencies, federal agencies, science and education programs, and educators on board research vessels. Less

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Environmental Science
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
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Project Oceanology
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Connecticut-based facility offers programs for students K-college, teachers, families, individuals, organized groups. ... More

Connecticut-based facility offers programs for students K-college, teachers, families, individuals, organized groups. Programs designed for age, curriculum needs and interest. Shoreline and shipboard classes in marine biology, oceanography, maritime history use an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating science and social studies. Hands-on investigations highlight learning by doing, with authentic oceanography equipment. Programs range from 2.5 hours to 5 days with overnight accommodations. Summer, school year and seasonal programs available. Reservations and fees apply. Less

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Environmental Science
Maritime Science
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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