A program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy through informal and formal education initiatives
Marine Activities, Resources & Education

WHOI Top Stories

The Recipe for Harmful Algal Blooms

Many ingredients mix in the ocean to make toxic shellfish

The Unseen World on Coral Reefs

What Microbes Can Tell Us About Reef Ecosystem Health

Sharks Take ‘Tunnels’ into the Depths

Spiraling eddies offer conduits to food in the ocean twilight zone

Hearing Tests on Wild Whales

Belugas have more sensitive hearing than previously thought

Staying Ahead of the Storm

WHOI Technology Provides Key Data on Hurricane Florence

ACLIPSE Overview

The ACLIPSE university course instructional materials, and associated grades 6-12 teacher professional learning opportunities and materials, engage participants in climate science activities while using data in authentic and locally-relevant ways.

Teacher at ACLIPSE workshop

The curriculum course, and teacher professional learning opportunities use climate science as the context for teaching about and applying current teaching and learning research, as well as how to use real and near-real time data in the classroom in engaging ways to build teachers' and their students' data skills.

Additionally, the course and materials support understanding of three-dimensional instruction, as called for in A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards

The session write ups, accompanying PPTs and handouts are freely available to download here. Session themes are:

Session 1. Teaching and Learning Science

Session 2. Learning Conversations and Ocean Currents

Session 3. How Learning Happens, and Ocean-Atmosphere Connection

Session 4. Introduction to Working with Climate Data

Session 5. Three-Dimensional Learning and Energy and Matter

Session 6. The Nature of Science and the Greenhouse Effect

Session 7. Using Evidence and Reasoning, and Tracking Carbon

Session 8. Designing Learning Experiences, and the Carbon Cycle

Session 9. Stability and Change in Global Atmospheric Carbon

Session 10. Cause and Effect, and Ocean Acidification

Session 11. Evidence of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change