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Be an Ocean Helper
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This OLogy activity shows kids that there are simple, but very helpful ...

This OLogy activity shows kids that there are simple, but very helpful things they can do to protect the ocean -- even if they live nowhere near the water. The activity opens by introducing kids to Gabby, a future marine biologist who wants to study dolphins. Then it has a checklist of 14 ways kids can be ocean helpers that includes asking for tap water instead of bottled water and leaving plants and animals where they find them.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
COSEE Great Lakes Tropical Marine Ecology Workshop
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Take an educational expedition to the Caribbean! This 8-day workshop at a ...

Take an educational expedition to the Caribbean! This 8-day workshop at a tropical reef in Roatan, the Bay Islands, Honduras, will explore the biodiversity of a coral reef ecosystem and the related habitats that support its complex structure. Topics explored include: reef formation and ecology; reef fish; reef invertebrates; animal relationships; sandy beaches; tide pools; rocky shore zonation; mangroves; and turtle grass beds. Scholarships are available.

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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)
Dolphin Brains
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Dolphins and other marine mammals have pretty big brains compared to the ...

Dolphins and other marine mammals have pretty big brains compared to the size of their bodies. That's one indication of high intelligence, and anyone who has seen them perform at an aquarium or zoo can attest to that fact. Science reporter Bob Hirshon introduces us to one scientist who's trying to find out how dolphins got so brainy.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Provider:
AAAS
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Science Netlinks
Meet the Marine BiOLogists
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Meet the Marine BiOLogists is part of OLogy, where kids can collect ...

Meet the Marine BiOLogists is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they meet three kids and one scientist who dive deep when it comes to learning about the ocean: Gabriela, an 11-year-old from New York whose interest in marine biology began with a family trip she took to the West Indies when she was five. Gwyneth, an 11-year-old from California who likes observing the sea birds when she visits her father's beach house. Luke, a nine-year-old from Belfast, Ireland, who watches the seals play in the Atlantic Ocean each summer during his two-month holiday at Portrush, on Ireland's north coast. Melanie Stiassny, an ichthyologist at the museum, who answers kids questions, including "Does identifying fish make a difference?" and "How do you know when you've discovered a new species?"

Subject:
Biology
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Readings
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration & Health
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at the physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL ...

NBC's Lester Holt looks at the physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL training camp. Douglas Casa, head of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, and athletic trainers from the Pittsburgh Steelers explain what NFL players must do to stay hydrated and replenish the essential nutrients needed to maintain good health during rigorous practices. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Nutrition
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Video Lectures
Provider:
NBC Learn
Provider Set:
Science of NFL Football
Author:
National Football League
National Science Foundation
NBC Learn
What Happened to the Dolphins?
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This case study is based on the 1978 – 1988 Bottlenose dolphin ...

This case study is based on the 1978 – 1988 Bottlenose dolphin die-offs along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. It demonstrates nature of science, as new information evolved theories change. New observations lead to more sophisticated inferences, as more observations are carefully recorded, better inferences can be made.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Case Study
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Sarah Burkett
What's the Big Idea? Marine Biology
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This fun Web article is part of OLogy, where kids can collect ...

This fun Web article is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about marine biology. It All Started in the Ocean looks at how the world's five great oceans are linked and how scientists know that life probably started in the oceans. Mysteries of the Deep explains that scientists know less about the ocean than they do about the dark side of the Moon. There Are So Many Ways to Live in the Sea debunks the perception that the ocean is one big ecosystem. Underwater Wonders has links to trading cards that showcase some of the "biggest, smallest, fastest, weirdest, coolest, spookiest stuff" on the planet. Ocean Layer Cake profiles the sunlit, twilight, and dark zones. Life on the Edge looks at continental shelves, where 80 percent of all sea life lives. Just How Do You Live in the Water? highlights some of the special adaptations sea organisms need. The Oceans and Us looks at human dependence on the ocean and the risks we pose to it.

Subject:
Biology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History