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Marine Environmental Geology
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This course is an introduction to the aspects of marine geology and oceanography that affect the environment and marine resources. Service-learning is an essential component of how students learn about the earth. We deliver part of the content of this course by arranging for students to solve a problem with a local community partner.

Subject:
Biology
Earth and Space Science
Life Science
Oceanography
Physical Science
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Course taught by Prof. Ed Laine, Bowdoin College (edlaine@bowdoin.edu) and Cathryn Field, Lab Instructor (cfield@bowdoin.edu). Example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center (ssavanic@carleton.edu).
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Marine Mapping
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The marine environment is unique and because little light penetrates under water, technologies that use sound are required to gather information. The seafloor is characterized using underwater sound and acoustical systems. Current technological innovations enable scientists to further understand and apply information about animal locations and habitat. Remote sensing and exploration with underwater vehicles enables researchers to map and understand the sea floor. Similar technologies also aid in animal tracking, a method used within science and commercial industries. Through inquiry-based learning techniques, students learn the importance of habitat mapping and animal tracking.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Technology and Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Engineering K-PhD Program,
Heather Kerkering, Nicholas School of the Environment
Jonelle Stovall, Pratt School of Engineering
Kimberly Goetz, Nicholas School of the Environment
Melissa Sanderson, Pratt School of Engineering
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Marine Organic Geochemistry, Spring 2005
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Provides an understanding of the distribution of organic carbon (OC) in marine sediments from a global and molecular-level perspective. Surveys the mineralization and preservation of OC in the water column and within anoxic and oxic marine sediments. Topics include: OC composition, reactivity and budgets within, and fluxes through, major reservoirs; microbial recycling pathways for OC; models for OC degradation and preservation; role of anoxia in OC burial; relationships between dissolved and particulate (sinking and suspended) OC; methods for characterization of sedimentary organic matter; application of biological markers as tools in oceanography. Both structural and isotopic aspects are covered.

Subject:
Chemistry
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Physical Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Eglinton, Timothy
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Modeling Sea Level: Lateral and Vertical Facies Changes
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Participants will use a tube and bead (or ball) model to visualize and predict how changes in sea level can control the lateral and vertical facies distribution within and adjacent to a marine sedimentary basin. They will also critique the model and identify shortcomings and assumptions involved in the model. Participants will use their knowledge to draw a sea-level curve for Paleozoic rocks of the Central Midwest.

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Geology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kate Pound
Date Added:
02/19/2023
Ocean Warming:  Climate Change & Marine Ecosystem Impacts & Solutions Unit Plan
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In this unit, students will explore how global climate change impacts marine ecosystems (especially kelp forests and coral reefs) and the survival and migration patterns of species within marine ecosystems. Students will examine how marine resources and fisheries upon which humans depend (especially marginalized and vulnerable human populations) are being affected by ocean warming and what we can learn from Indigenous peoples on how to mitigate the effects of ocean warming. Lastly, students will learn about innovative solutions to addressing the impacts of ocean warming and propose their own solution to the problem.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
Provider Set:
Climate Champions
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Ocean Wave Interaction with Ships and Offshore Energy Systems (13.022), Spring 2002
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Introduces the physics and mathematical modeling of linear and nonlinear surface wave interactions with floating bodies, e.g., ships and offshore platforms. Surface wave theory, including linear and nonlinear effects in a deterministic and random environment. Ship Kelvin wave pattern and wave resistance. Theory of linear surface wave interactions with floating bodies. Drift forces. Forward speed effects. Ship motions and wave-induced structural loads.

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Prof. Paul Sclavounos
Date Added:
01/01/2002
One World Ocean
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In this activity, students learn about ocean currents and the difference between salt and fresh water. They use colored ice cubes to see how cold and warm water mix and how this mixing causes currents. Also, students learn how surface currents occur due to wind streams. Lastly, they learn how fresh water floats on top of salt water, the difference between water in the ocean and fresh water throughout the planet, and how engineers are involved in the design of ocean water systems for human use.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Technology and Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sara Born
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Paleoceanography
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This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology).

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Edward Boyle
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Perspectives on Ocean Science: Ice, Ocean and Eddies - An Arctic Perspective on Climate Change
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Join Scripps Institution of OceanographyŐs Robert Pinkel as he provides a window into the cold world of Arctic oceanography and illustrates how the interplay between sea ice and ocean circulation impacts Earth's climate. (51 minutes)

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
05/10/2009
Principles of Oceanographic Instrument Systems -- Sensors and Measurements (13.998), Spring 2004
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This course introduces theoretical and practical principles of design of oceanographic sensor systems. Topics include: transducer characteristics for acoustic, current, temperature, pressure, electric, magnetic, gravity, salinity, velocity, heat flow, and optical devices; limitations on these devices imposed by ocean environments; signal conditioning and recording; noise, sensitivity, and sampling limitations; and standards. Lectures by experts cover the principles of state-of-the-art systems being used in physical oceanography, geophysics, submersibles, acoustics. For lab work, day cruises in local waters allow students to prepare, deploy and analyze observations from standard oceanographic instruments.

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Williams, Albert (Sandy), 3rd
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Research Seminar in Deep Sea Archaeology, Spring 2002
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Examines the intellectual foundations of the new discipline of deep sea archaeology, a convergence of oceanography, archaeology, and engineering. How best are robots and submarines employed for archaeological work? How do new technologies change operations plans, research designs, and archaeological questions? Covers oceanography, history and technology of underwater vehicles, search strategies, technology development, archaeological technique, sociology of scientific knowledge. Case studies of deep-sea projects include the wrecks of the Titanic and Monitor, Roman trading vessels in the Mediterranean, and deep research in the Black Sea.

Subject:
Archaeology
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Social Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mindell, David A.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Suquamish Build Resilience to Ocean Acidification Through Education
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Changing ocean chemistry could have a disastrous impact on shellfish and fisheries in Puget Sound. The Suquamish Tribe is working with partners to inform the public about this problem while they elicit support for research and monitoring the issue.

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Survive That Tsunami!
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Students use a table-top-sized tsunami generator to observe the formation and devastation of a tsunami. They see how a tsunami moves across the ocean and what happens when it reaches the continental shelf. Students make villages of model houses and buildings to test how different material types are impacted by the huge waves. They further discuss how engineers design buildings to survive tsunamis. Much of this activity setup is the same as for the Mini-Landscape activity in Lesson 4 of the Natural Disasters unit.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Technology and Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise Carlson
Geoffrey Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Sustainable Fishing
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This is a 3 part lesson plan about the fishing industry and ocean populations. Students will first model through a simulation how fishing affects ocean animal populations. Then students will create and design solutions to the issue of overfishing. Then students will learn about how to support sustainability with the fishing industry and how to find businesses that practice sustainable fishing practices. This lesson is connected to the science and engineering practices and next generation science standards.

Subject:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Career and Technical Education
Earth and Space Science
Education
Elementary Education
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Global Education
Life Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
California Academy of Sciences
Date Added:
03/08/2024
The Thermohaline Circulation - The Great Ocean Conveyor Belt
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This NASA animation depicts thermohaline circulation in the ocean and how it relates to salinity and water density. It illustrates the sinking of water in the cold, dense ocean near Iceland and Greenland. The surface of the ocean then fades away and the animation pulls back to show the global thermohaline circulation system.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Earth and Space Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date Added:
01/22/2018
Tsunami Early Warning Demonstration
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This is a hands on activity where students will see how instruments can be used to warn people of a tsunami. This activity demonstration can be flexible to the needs and ages of the students and can be a game or a conversation.

Subject:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Career and Technical Education
Earth and Space Science
Education
Elementary Education
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Global Education
Higher Education
Hydrology
Oceanography
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Curriculum Map
Data Set
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reference Material
Author:
UNAVCO
Author Profile
Date Added:
03/25/2024
Wake: Tales from the Aqualab
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Wake is a science game that challenges students with engaging and authentic missions in a variety of ocean-based ecosystems, designed to target the NGSS science practices of experimentation, modeling, and argumentation, in the context of middle school life sciences.

In the game, students take the role of a scientist studying ocean ecosystems, traveling to different ocean research sites to answer questions and solve problems. Students play the game at their own pace, working individually, and taking on gradually more complex science challenges in an open-ended environment.

Check out the Teacher Support Site for curriculum ideas and resources: https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/waketeacherguide/home

Subject:
Biology
Earth and Space Science
Ecology
Environmental Science
Life Science
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Oceanography
Zoology
Material Type:
Game
Author:
Field Day
Date Added:
02/06/2024
Water Resources of the United States—National Water Information System (NWIS) Mapper - USGS
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The National Water Information System (NWIS) Mapper provides access to over 1.5 million sites contained in the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS), including sites where current and historical surface-water, groundwater, springs, and atmospheric data has been collected. Users can search by site type, data type, site number, or place.

Subject:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Atmospheric Science
Business and Information Technology
Career and Technical Education
Earth and Space Science
Ecology
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Geography
Geology
Health Education
Health Science
Higher Education
Hydrology
Life Science
Literature
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Oceanography
Social Studies
Technology and Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
USGS (US Geological Survey)
Date Added:
03/12/2024