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Amazing Whales __ A lesson plan about whales for the younger student. - From arizona.edu - http://marinediscovery.arizona.edu/lessons/eels/Templates/index.html

Bridge - Lesson Plan Collections __ A index of a few dozen lesson plans.  Each with goals, procedure and materials needed. - From vims.edu - http://web.vims.edu/bridge/lesson.html?svr=www

COSEE-West: Teacher-Created Lesson Plans __ A collection of teacher created plans with downloads and more.  Many, most, of the downloads are PDF files. - From usc.edu - http://www.usc.edu/org/cosee-west/LessonPlans.html 

Discovery of Sound in the Sea __ "Oceanographers, submariners, whales, dolphins, seals, in short, all working or living in the ocean rely on sound to sense their surrounds, to communicate, and to navigate. This web site will introduce you to the science and uses of Sound in the Sea." - From dosits.org - http://www.dosits.org/

EARTH Marine Biology Lesson Plans __ Click on the link just under the leading articles to access activities about that subject. - From mbari.org - http://www.mbari.org/earth/mar_biology/mar_biology.html

Information Exchange for Marine Educators __ Site includes information on habitat, status, descriptions, threats, and biology. It also features lesson plans (UK standards). A PDF file - From noaa.gov - http://coralreef.noaa.gov/education/educators/resourcecd/guides/resources/info_exchange_g.pdf

Lesson Plan __ "Tell the students that we will be beginning a new unit on benthic ecosystems and that they will be researching a specific benthic ecosystem and presenting the information that they learn to the rest of the class."  A single lesson plan with goals, procedure and materials. Scroll the page for additional classroom material. - From swarthmore.edu - 

Lesson Plans - Marine Protected Areas __ "In this lesson, students will define "Marine Protected Areas" and discuss their importance, location, function, as well as describe several types of Marine Protected Areas." - From nationalgeographic.com - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/16/g68/index.html

Lesson Plans - Underwater Study: Marine Biology __ "In this lesson, students will learn about marine biology as a career, the types of plants and animals marine biologists study, and how technology helps them in their work." - From nationalgeographic.com - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/06/g35/thys.html

Lesson Plans __ A collection of lesson plans for all grade levels. - From cumbavac.org - http://www.cumbavac.org/Oceans_and_Marine_Life.htm#lesson%20plans

Let's Be a Marine Biologist - 5th Grade Lesson Plan __" "Marine Biologist" is a bit of a reach, but this lesson on fish will give each student a hands-on opportunity to care for and study their very own Betta fighting fish."  Goals, procedure materials. - From darkstar.cc/discovery - http://www.darkstar.cc/discovery/LetsBeAMarineBiologist.htm  

 

Marine Biology//Invertebrates - Science Lesson Plan, Thematic Unit ... __ Lesson activity comparing squid and octopus. - From lessonplanspage.com - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceInvertebratesMarineBiologyOctopusSquidComparison512.htm

Marine Biology Lesson Plans - LessonCorner __ You will find dozens of plans.  Goals, procedure, materials. - From lessoncorner.com - http://www.lessoncorner.com/Science/Biology/Marine_Biology 

Marine Biology Lesson Plans __ A nice collection of lesson plans for all grades. - From sea.edu - http://www.sea.edu/academics/k12.aspx

Marine Biology | The Ocean Portal | Smithsonian Institution __ Marine biology, videos, pictures, facts and morewith lesson plans and other activities. Cick on a lesson plan or activity name to learn more about it. - illustrated - From si.edu - http://ocean.si.edu/for-educators/lesson-plans/781

Marine Discovery Developed Lesson Plans __ Good collection of Marine biology lesson plans for all grade levels.  Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From arizona.edu - http://marinediscovery.arizona.edu/lessons.html

National Geographic EdNet: Oceans for Life __  Professional development and ocean science resource portal for teachers. Site includes lesson plans, communication tools, workshop and event announcements. - From ngsednet.org - http://www.ngsednet.org/community/index.cfm?community_id=128

OceanLink’s Teachers Page __ You will find a collection of mixed marine biology resources, including lesson plans, to assist you in the classroom and on field trips. - From oceanlink.island.net - http://oceanlink.island.net/teachers.html

Ocean Lesson Plans __ Lesson plans about the nature of the ocean and the creatures in it. - From teach-nology.com - http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/science/environment/oceans/

Ocean Planet: Interdisciplinary Marine Science Activities __ "The Smithsonian developed this set of lesson plans as an extension of their "Ocean Planet" exhibit. Six different multidisciplinary lesson plans are included in the online booklet, along with good background information, and student worksheets that can be downloaded and printed." - From smithsonianeducation.org - http://smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/ocean/main.html

Ocean Theme - Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables, Worksheets __ All this and a great collection of lesson plans too. - From atozteacherstuff.com - http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Ocean/

Oceans lesson plans for elementary school teachers in grades K-5 including aquarium, whales activities, programs and thematic units, information about lobsters, ocean layers, waves, Sea World, Woodshole Oceanographic, classroom and teaching id __ They really didn't leave anything for me to say. - From proteacher.com - http://www.proteacher.com/110054.shtml

Resources and Lesson Plans - Marine Life __ You can explore study guides, find lesson plans for teachers, and test your knowledge with marine life quizzes and games. - From about.com - http://marinelife.about.com/od/resourcesandlessonplans/Resources_and_Lesson_Plans.htm

Thermoregulation in Marine Mammals __ "Students will learn how mammals maintain a fairly constant body temperature under various conditions. Specifically they will become aware of marine mammals and their utilization of blubber through a hands-on activity."  Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From marinediscovery.arizona.edu - http://marinediscovery.arizona.edu/lessonsS01/coral/2.html 

Underwater Animals | Free Lesson Plans __ "Students will understand the following:  1. Blubber is a layer of fat beneath the skin of many sea animals.
2. Blubber acts as an insulator, helping sea mammals to keep warm in cold waters."  Goals, procedure and materials. - From discoveryeducation.com - http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/underwater-animals.cfm  

 

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