This is a webquest that walks students through the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and explores recovery/research efforts. It includes a virtual lab where the student can watch the RECOVER team test how the oil spill affected the red drum and mahi
My students navigate the website www.marinecareers.net to learn about different careers within the field of marine science. This webquest has them explore necessary degrees, salaries, and descriptions of the marine science careers.
This is a review of vocabulary and big ideas for the first semester of marine science. It includes the following units: Study of Oceanography, Aquariums & Equipment, History & Technology, Chemistry, Geology, Ecosystems, and Ecology. It's
This review covers aquariums and the nitrogen cycle for our marine science class. It has a crossword puzzle on the front, with 19 definitions/questions, and on the back is a comparison of using saltwater mix and natural saltwater in an aquarium.
This is a video worksheet for students to complete while they watch the NOVA film, Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude. This video is about John Harrison and his invention of the chronometer, which is a clock that runs accurately at sea to
My students in Marine Science have to know how to setup and maintain a saltwater aquarium. Carolina Aquaria makes a great manual, but there is nothing for the students to focus their reading. I made up this 50 question worksheet as a guided reading
I made these instructions for students to shade and locate features of the ocean floor. I included the different plate boundaries, seamounts, guyots, plates, mid-ocean ridges, abyssal plain, etc. You can purchase these large seafloor maps on Fisher
This is the syllabus I use for my Marine Science course. It includes my grading, expectations, lab rules, and a classroom contract. I share it with new teachers to give them a baseline for writing their own syllabuses.