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Open ocean aphotic/twilight zone: All that Glitters - NOAA Ocean Explorer


Lesson Plan 

Summary
Students learn about deep-sea bioluminescence through a hands-on activity simulating the deep sea environment and the effect of lowered light on the different parts of the spectrum.

Concept: Ocean habitats
There are many diverse habitats in the open ocean, which contribute to the diversity of organisms.

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Open ocean aphotic/twilight zone: Light at the bottom of the deep, dark ocean? - NOAA Ocean Explorer


Lesson Plan 

Summary
Students learn how organisms adapt to life in the ocean with little light through this role-playing activity.

Concept: Ocean habitats
There are many diverse habitats in the open ocean, which contribute to the diversity of organisms.

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Hydrothermal vents: This old tubeworm - NOAA Ocean Explorer


Lesson Plan 

Summary
Students learn about the process of chemosynthesis and how to calculate  age of tube worms found in deep-sea vents.

Concept: Ocean habitats
There are many diverse habitats in the open ocean, which contribute to the diversity of organisms.

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Polar seas: Polar Regions: Arctic Adaptations and Global Impact - National Geographic X-Peditions


Lesson Plan 

Summary
Students conduct research to learn about adaptations of organisms in polar environments.

Concept: Ocean habitats
There are many diverse habitats in the open ocean, which contribute to the diversity of organisms.

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The Benthic Drugstore - NOAA Ocean Explorer


Lesson Plan 

Summary
Students identify and investigate the importance of pharmacologically active chemicals found in specific marine invertebrate species.

Concept: Ocean affects humans
The ocean affects human life in many ways. The ocean provides many resources for humans.

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Ocean Power - U.S. Department of Energy


Lesson Plan 

Summary
Students investigate methods used to generate energy from physical ocean processes as well as design an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) system.

Concept: Ocean affects humans
The ocean affects human life in many ways. The ocean provides many resources for humans.

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Tragedy of Commons Game - COSEE Coastal Trends


Lesson Plan 

Summary
Students play the role of fishermen to demonstrate how overfishing can occur.

Concept: Humans affect the ocean
Humans affect the ocean and therefore must protect it.

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The Drill on the Spill: Learning About the Gulf Oil Leak in the Lab - New York Times, The Learning Network


Lesson Plan 

Summary
Students explore the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil spill by accessing high quality data-based models and maps on the New York Times website. They also develop a research question about oil spills or clean-up technology and design a lab investigation to answer the question.

Concept: Humans affect the ocean
Humans affect the ocean and therefore must protect it.

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Kure Waste Chase - Jean Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures, PBS


Lesson Plan 

Summary
In this web-based game, students explore various habitats of the ocean, collect harmful marine debris and learn which organisms are affected by the debris.

Concept: Humans affect the ocean
Humans affect the ocean and therefore must protect it.

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Dead Zone Model - COSEE Coastal Trends


Lesson Plan 

Summary
Students add fertilizer to pond, river, or estuarine water and compare results to a control treatment with no added fertilizer to simulate how algal blooms and dead zones occur in coastal bodies of water due to nutrient pollution.

Concept: Humans and the coast
Coastal areas and humans are particularly interconnected.

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