This eight-page tabloid, funded through a Protect Our Reefs grant made to the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, contains information on coral reef ecosystems, with quizzes, a word search, and a word scramble!
The Best of COSEE Hands-On Activities offers ocean scientists simple, engaging, and easily accessible hands-on activities that will make your presentations to K-12 students, the public, or other non-science audiences more effective. This collection was gathered from across the COSEE Network, with each Center submitting their best hands-on activities.
Researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI) are on the edge of scientific discovery. They are working to discover the mysteries of Karenia brevis (K. brevis), the dinoflagellate responsible for many of Florida’s red tides.
Students will be able to do the following:
Identify and describe an organism that causes Red Tide
Name three diseases caused by harmful algal blooms (HABs)
In this activity, students will investigate eight types of Harmful Algal Blooms, including an example of how scientific perspectives can change rapidly as a result of new research.
This activity was created by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (an office of the National Ocean Service)through a partnership with the National Science Foundation, EPA, NASA, and the Office of Naval Research.
What are Cyanobacteria and how have they been important to life on Earth? Students will compare and contrast cyanobacteria with eukaryotic algae, discuss differences in photosynthesis by cyanobacteria and green algae, and discuss the role of cyanobacteria in the development of life on Earth through the findings of a scientific exploration investigating sinkholes found at the bottom of the Great Lakes.
This lesson plan was produced by Mel Goodwin, PhD, The Harmony Project, Charleston, SC for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For more information, visit http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov
COSEE Ocean has started a Facebook page specifically for oceanography and marine graduate students interested in education and outreach-Graduate Students for Ocean Education (GrOE). They will find announcements about jobs, grants, workshops, meetings, and whatever else they would like - they just have to say so!! It's a place for oceanography grad students who are interested in education and outreach to network with each other.
The following page is meant to be a resource for middle and high school educators to incorporate ocean science into their classrooms. In it you will not only find links to hands-on activities, lesson plans, and accurate background information on scientific resources, you will also find information on Florida Science Standards and Principles of Ocean Literacy.