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Adaptations From the Depths: Octopus
A 5E curriculum that takes elementary students through a variety of exploratory actibities to learn about adaptations of the octopus.
Find More: https://nmsflowergarden.blob.core.windows.net/flowergarden-prod/media/archive/document_library/eddocs/octopusadaptations.pdf
A collection of lesson plans on marine topics including coral biology and ocean exploration.
Find More: https://www.uncw.edu/ED/aquarius/index.html
Lesson plans, background info, experiments, media, and career profiles concerning coral reef ecosystems.
Find More: http://www.noaa.gov/resource-collections/coral-ecosystems
Coral Reef Adventure Educator’s Guide
Lessons and activities related to coral reefs, threats, and associated organisms.
Find More: http://www.coralfilm.com/edu.html#guide
Coral Reef Collection
A collection of videos, games, and articles about coral reefs.
Find More: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/topics/coral-reefs/
Coral Reef Teachers Guide
Coprehensive coral reef curricula including background info, lesson plans, activites, and resources.
Find More: https://reefrelief.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/coral-reef-teachers-guide-by-wendy-weir.pdf
Deep Coral Communites
Learn the biology of deep sea coral communities and analyze data from real scientific transects with lesson plans, videos, a power point, and activities.
Find More: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/deep-coral-communities/
A 5E curriculum that teaches elementary students how three different fish species are adapted for different feeding styles.
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Marine Debris Curricula
Several curricula to learn about marine debris issues.
Find More: https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/activities-and-curricula
NOAA Teacher Resources
Lesson plans on various coral reef topics including spawning, marine sanctuaries, marine debris, and reef monitoring.
Find More: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/
Ocean Literacy Framework
A guide to incorporating ocean concepts into everyday teaching. Ocean Literacy is understanding the ocean’s influence on you and your influence on the ocean.
Find More: http://oceanliteracy.wp2.coexploration.org/?page_id=47
Six ocean themed lesson plans with activities.
Find More: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/ocean/main.html
Recycling: Solid Choices Curriculum for Schools
Recycling and waste reduction curriculum, green cafeteria presentations, and other marine debris resources.
Find More: https://floridadep.gov/waste/waste/content/recycling-education-resources-kids-and-teachers
A 5E curriculum that teaches students about the challenges of reef monitoring and tests their observation skills. Students examine actual reef monitoring images for chages over time in a reef habitat.
Find More: https://nmsflowergarden.blob.core.windows.net/flowergarden-prod/media/archive/document_library/eddocs/reefmonitoringlesson.pdf
Remote Sensing and Coral Reefs
Lesson plans and activities on coral reef biology, symbioses, and bleaching.
Find More: https://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/education/reef_remote_sensing.php
Understanding Ocean Acidification
Lesso plans and activities to demonstrate and explore the effects of increasing CO2 on marine organisms, food webs, and humans.
Find More: http://www.cisanctuary.org/ocean-acidification/hands_on_activities.php
Using Ocean Adventures in the Classroom
Ocean themed lesson plans, games, activities, and articles.
Find More: http://www.pbs.org/kqed/oceanadventures/educators/