Florida Science Standards Florida Sunshine State Science Standards 2010. You can also find other resources through this link, such as lesson plans, images and videos.
The Essential Principals of Ocean Science (PDF, 3.75 MB)
A practical resource for educators, these guides outline the knowledge required to be considered ocean and climate literate in accordance with the National Science Education Standards (NSES).
Coastal Ocean Trends This website is designed to serve as a curriculum guide for educators who teach ocean science at the high school level or for those who would like to integrate ocean-related activities into their science classrooms.
Gulf of Maine Research Institute Classroom curriculum for 5-8th grades that bridges and extends students experiences using watershed explorations to investigate environmental issues.
UCLA- SWIMSS Lesson Plans Marine science lesson plans for grades 4-12 created by teachers in Los Angeles. One of the goals of the program is to have teachers create and implement a marine related teaching unit. This unit may last a few days, a semester, or perhaps even a year in length.
SEA Education Association SEA's K-12 Lesson plans have recently been awarded the prestigious StudyWeb® Academic Excellence Award as, "one of the Internet's premier sites for educational resources for students and teachers." The lesson plans are listed by grade level and topic and many were designed by teachers who have participated in our SEA Experience program.
National Geographic Sustainable Seas"This site is amazing! There is so much to do you'll have trouble getting through it in one sitting. I've had to keep going back into the site as I think of new topics that will come up in our curriculum this year. The lessons and graphics are great-and are printer friendly which makes it easier to copy for use in the classroom. It's really helpful to show students what "real" oceanographers and other scientists are up to. This is a really fun site!" Kimberly, Teacher Grades 9-12
NASA Imagers NASA created three thematic units targeted for grades 5-8: Understanding Light, Remote Sensing, and Biodiversity. Within each unit, you will find lesson plans, reproducible worksheets, visuals, and links to useful resources. The lesson plans are organized according to the 5-E constructivist model.
NOAA Bioluminescence Lesson PlansEducators and scientists working with NOAA developed a series of lesson plans for students in Grades 5 - 12 that are specifically tied to the science behind the Bioluminescence 2009 expedition. These lesson plans focus on cutting-edge ocean exploration using state-of-the-art technologies.
NOAA Ocean Explorer The NOAA Ocean Exploration program provides hundreds of lesson plans written by teachers for teachers, lessons built around specific ocean exploration expeditions across the globe, and multimedia packages on specific ocean science topics.
Smithsonian Ocean Portal Activities, lessons and educational resources to bring the ocean to life for your students. Smithsonian has collected top resources from collaborators to provide you with teacher-tested, ocean science materials for your classroom.
MBARI Lesson Plans The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has developed lesson plans in the following areas: Microbiology, Classification, Coastal Processes, Ocean Observing, Eye-in-the-Sea, Marine Biology, Marine Chemistry and Marine Policy.
NOAA Deep Light Article Article written by Dr. Edie Widder (2004) describing how water transforms light and how animals have adapted to use light in the ocean depths.
Marine Bio- Deep Sea Article on the deep sea environment and animal adaptations.
Washington Post article on Bioluminescence
Scientific American article on Bioluminescence
Bioluminescence websites Hosted by University of California at Santa Barbara, provides a list of useful websites describing bioluminescence research.