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America's Underwater Treasures
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The theme of this guide is: achieving ocean health and balance through investigation and data collection techniques that show the necessity for marine sanctuaries, the effects of fisheries and the management practices being followed in today's oceans.

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Oceanography
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PBS
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Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Author:
Elsie Ovrahim
Date Added:
07/16/2012
Beluga Balancing Act
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Students study a population of beluga whales to learn about the environmental issues that the whales currently face. They then work in teams to develop suggestions for how to help protect the population of belugas, which they present in a public service announcement (PSA).

Subject:
Oceanography
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Lesson Plan
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PBS
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Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Author:
Angie Patterson
Date Added:
07/16/2012
Call of the Killer Whale
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In this two-hour program, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team of explorers travel to both the Northern and Southern hemispheres as they seek out killer whales in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. They discover that people and orcas share surprising similarities, even similar needs, and they relate their findings to the captivity and release of Keiko, from Free Willy fame, who captured the world̢ĺŰĺŞs imagination and whose survival depended on pioneering efforts to reintroduce Keiko into the wild. The team also learns how some of the threats to killer whales now intersect with human lives. During the expedition, intriguing detours arise, leading to critical examinations of our environment, of the food on our dinner tables, even of our own health.

Subject:
World Cultures
Nutrition
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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PBS
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Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Author:
Andrea Swensrud
Date Added:
07/16/2012
Debris Dilemmas
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View the video ̢ĺŰĺĎTrash on the Spin Cycle̢ĺŰĺ to discover what causes huge quantities of garbage to end up on the most remote islands in the world and how this garbage affects wildlife.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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PBS
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Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Date Added:
07/16/2012
Fish Are Animals Too
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Students create a kelp forest or coral reef food web, then research related shark species to learn about species interactions. Posters illustrate the shark̢ĺŰĺŞs role as key predator in the ecosystem.

Subject:
Oceanography
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
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Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Date Added:
07/14/2012
How to Catch a Fish
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Students conduct an experiment that demonstrates the effects of different fishing methods on bycatch. They use this foundation to create posters and public service announcements to share this information with other students.

Subject:
Oceanography
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
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Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Date Added:
07/16/2012
Kure Waste Chase
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In the Web-based game Kure Waste Chase, students take on the part of an Ocean Adventures expedition member volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and explore various habitats (beach, water surface and underwater) to collect as much harmful marine debris as possible in a limited amount of time. Use the tips and handouts below to turn the Kure Waste Chase game into a structured learning activity for your students.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
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Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Date Added:
07/16/2012
Ocean Careers Exploration
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In this lesson, groups of students will gather information about the various careers of the members of the Ocean Adventures expedition team as well as learn about the strengths of having a team of diverse individuals working on a task.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
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Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Date Added:
07/13/2012
Orca United Nations
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Students study the vocalizations, hunting techniques and social behaviors of four communities of orcas and discuss whether, due to their differences, they can be considered different cultures.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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PBS
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Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Date Added:
07/13/2012
Parasite Perils Data Analysis Game
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In this activity, students collect and analyze data adapted from recent research that explores the correlation between the presence of fish farms and mortality rates in wild salmon runs adjacent to the fish farms. Students then relate their findings to nearby populations of orcas to theorize how a decline in the wild salmon population could affect orca populations.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
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Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Author:
Amy O'donnell
Date Added:
07/16/2012