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Water Body Salinities IAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate the different salinity levels of oceans, rivers and estuaries.
Water Body Salinities IIAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discuss the different salinities of oceans, rivers and estuaries.
In this online Flash game, learners will explore a coral reef using an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
Let's Count Humpback Whales: Environmental Effects on PopulationAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use whale count data from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to compare whale counts in relation to environmental factors.
Fish Communities: National Marine SanctuariesAdd to list Details
In this data activity, learners will compare and contrast fish communities, diversity and habitats in U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries.
Rock PioneersAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners investigate organisms that live along the ocean's rocky coast.
Coral, Carbon Dioxide and CalcificationAdd to list Details
In this group activity, learners act out key stages of the "ocean carbon cycle" (also known as the "carbonate buffer system") through motions, rearranging blocks and team tasks.
A Scientific CleanupAdd to list Details
This is a comprehensive lesson plan on page 85 for a group cleanup trip to a local beach, lake or stream. Learners keep track of the types and amounts of trash picked up and analyze this information.
Rubber Blubber Gloves
In this experiment, learners work in pairs to create two gloves -- one that contains a layer of shortening (blubber) inside, and one that doesn't.
All Tangled UpAdd to list Details
In this activity on page 60, learners examine and simulate wildlife entanglement by experiencing what it might be like to be a marine animal trapped in debris.
Corals and Chemistry
In this activity, learners investigate how increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the burning of fossil fuels is changing the acidity (pH) of the ocean and affecting coral reefs and other marin
Trash TraitsAdd to list Details
In this activity on page 24, learners perform experiments to examine whether or not trash can float, blow around, or wash away.
Effects of Solar Radiation on Land and Sea
In this activity, learners explore the different heating properties of soil and water.
A Degrading ExperienceAdd to list Details
In this activity on page 27, learners perform an experiment to learn about how different types of marine debris degrade and how weather and sunlight affect the rate of degradation.
In this activity, learners use Styrofoam to collect organisms from a pond, estuary or marine environment and then examine what they have caught with a microscope.
Coral Snapshots: Biodiversity in Marine Protected AreasAdd to list Details
In this data activity, learners analyze data from coral reef snapshots taken by scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
In this activity, learners use a model for how fishing affects marine life populations, and will construct explanations for one of the reasons why fish populations are declining.
Salt Water RevivalAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity, learners visit the intertidal zone of a rocky coastal site well populated with marine organisms.
The Carbon Cycle: How It WorksAdd to list Details
In this game, learners walk through an imaginary Carbon Cycle and explore the ways in which carbon is stored in reservoirs and the processes that transport the carbon atom from one location to another
EstuariesAdd to list Details
An estuary is a body of water that is created when freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the saltwater of an ocean.