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Marine Activities, Resources & Education

Resource Materials — Life at the Seashore

A-B-Sea Foundation, Inc.

Resource Type: Website

A-B-Seas Foundation, Inc. is an inspirational body for students investigating answers to how the world works and for teachers looking for scientific teaching techniques that utilize local resources. A-B-Sea provides a link between student’s knowledge of local science and the global science community regardless of geographic or cultural boundaries.

Teacher Resource: Yes

An Interactive Tidepool Tour

Resource Type: Website

Go on a virtual tour of a tidepool and all of its zones.

Website: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/projects/rocky/intro.html

Teacher Resource: Yes

Awesome Animal Online Videos

Resource Type: Website

Still Hope Productions has a wonderful collection of underwater video that students can watch ON LINE! Just click on their stock footage to get great video of squid, barnacles, tubeworms, critters in eelgrass, spawning behavior and more.

Website: http://www.stillhopeproductions.com/

Teacher Resource: Yes

Basic Fish Facts

Resource Type: Website

Really basic fish facts for kids.

Website: http://www.fishid.com/facts.htm

Teacher Resource: Yes

Best photos in Fish Base

Resource Type: Website

Great place to find amazing and diverse fish photos.

Website: http://www.fishbase.org/photos/BestPhotos.cfm

Teacher Resource: Yes

Biomes of the World

Resource Type: Website

This web site provides a kid-friendly overview of several different marine and fresh water habitats. There is information on organisms living within the habitat as well as special features that define the habitat.

Website: http://www.mbgnet.net/

Teacher Resource: Yes

Careers in Oceanography, Marine Science & Marine Biology

Resource Type: Website

Comprehensive listing of links to resources for students interested in careers in marine biology, oceanography, museum and aquarium work, and environmental programs.

Teacher Resource: Yes

Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)

Resource Type: Website

The ten Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) promote partnerships between research scientists and educators, disseminate best practices in ocean sciences education and promote ocean education as a charismatic, interdisciplinary vehicle for creating a more scientifically literate workforce and citizenry.

Website: http://www.cosee.net/

Teacher Resource: Yes

COSEE-West Resources page

Resource Type: Website

COSEE-West is part of the National Science Foundation supported COSEE (Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence) effort. They have created and gathered a number of outstanding resources for teachers on topics ranging from oysters to seabirds to ocean weather. Check out their RESOURCES page and just click on an activity to download from their site.

Website: http://www.usc.edu/org/cosee-west/resources.html

Teacher Resource: Yes

Deep Sea Images

Resource Type: Website

Deep Sea Images is a leading photo stock agency of Natural History images featuring the work of many professional and award winning nature, landscape and marine photographers. This is a great place to get the extra images you need for habitat slideshows and virtual fieldtrips.

Website: http://www.deepseaimages.com

Teacher Resource: Yes

Enchanted Learning

Resource Type: Website

Labeled and unlabeled printouts and information on several animals inhabiting coastal areas and the ocean.

Website: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/oceanlife.shtml

Teacher Resource: Yes

Image Quest Marine Images

Resource Type: Website

Looking for a great image of a marine organism? From the dark abyss to the sunlit surface waters, Image Quest 3-D's picture library, PELAGICA, proactively documents and illustrates the inhabitants of the marine realm, with particular emphasis upon the intriguing planktonic communities of the open oceans and the bizarre inhabitants of the great ocean depths. These pictures are phenomenal!

Website: http://www.imagequest3d.com/stock/index.htm

Teacher Resource: Yes

Larvae Page from Stony Brook University

Resource Type: Website

Many invertebrates, amphibians and fishes hatch from their eggs and look nothing like they will as adults. Before becoming adults these animals must metamorphose to take on their adult characteristics. This first stage outside the egg is called the larval stage. Stony Brook University's website contains amazing images of all sorts of larvae you may find floating in our ponds or ocean.

Website: http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/larvae.html

Teacher Resource: Yes

Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

Resource Type: Website

Homepage to LHS with access to all Hall programs including the newly revised MARE site. Play the MARE interactive "Build a Fish" activity.

Website: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/

Teacher Resource: Yes

MarBEF - Marine Biodiverstiy and Ecoystem Functioning

Resource Type: Website

MarBEF is a network composed of nearly 100 marine institutions from the European Union. This website has quite a range of resources and content applicable to different age groups. You will find information about ocean-related careers, photos, research findings, and a number of relevant weblinks. It also has a great section just for kids including: games/puzzles, simple descriptions of ocean concepts and phenomena and information about various marine inhabitants. Because the website is so content-rich, it may take some time to navigate, but it's well worth it.

Website: http://www.marbef.org

Teacher Resource: Yes

MARE K-4 Links

Resource Type: Website

A New Jersey teacher has compiled a list of reliable, kid-friendly habitat and organism links for your students in grades K-4. Thanks for sharing, Paula!

Website: http://www.lacey.k12.nj.us/lhs/kidlinks/index.html

Teacher Resource: Yes

Marine Debris Website

Resource Type: Website

Marine debris -any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment- has become one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world's oceans and waterways. In an effort to combat this problem, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) implemented its Marine Debris Program, a national and international effort focused on identifying, reducing and preventing debris in the marine environment. As part of this program, NOAA has developed this educational website to inform people on the sources, impacts and solutions of the marine debris issue. On this site you can download informative marine debris brochures, posters, fact sheets, guidebooks, and activity books tailored to specific audiences, including beachgoers, fishermen, boaters, students and educators.

Website: http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/marinedebris101/welcome.htmlv

Teacher Resource: Yes

Monterey Bay Aquarium Activities & Resources Page

Resource Type: Website

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has compiled a list of great activities, games, and resources for teachers and students. Topics include: the deep sea, kelp forest, sea otters, rocky seashore, sandy shore, Monterey Bay, outer bay, sharks, and shore birds. Click on the "Activities & Games" section for even more exciting games to play on the computer in your classroom.

Website: http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/efc_mbh/dsc_resources.asp

Teacher Resource: Yes

National Marine Educator's Association

Resource Type: Website

The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of the world of water--both fresh and salt. NMEA provides a valuable focus for marine and aquatic studies world-wide. We include professionals in:
* Education
* Science
* Business
* Government
* Museums
* Aquariums
* Marine Research

Teacher Resource: Yes

NOAA Education Resources

Resource Type: Website

NOAA's many educational activities are distributed across the agency. This site has been designed to help students, teachers, librarians and the general public access the many educational activities, publications, and booklets that have been produced.

Website: http://www.education.noaa.gov

Teacher Resource: Yes

Ocean Footage

Resource Type: Website

OceanFootage.com offers a comprehensive collection of topside and underwater ocean stock footage, sourced on SD and HD video and film. Choose a subject category for a comprehensive selection of marine life, ocean scenics, destinations and ocean sports. This is a great place to find quick footage of any organism your students may be studying.

Website: http://www.oceanfootage.com

Teacher Resource: Yes

Ocean Link

Resource Type: Website

OceanLink is dedicated to ocean education. Throughout these pages, you will find all kinds of interesting information about things like: the biggest sea animals, marine biology careers, answers to common ocean/animal questions, and much more!! This page is teacher and student-friendly.

Website: http://oceanlink.island.net/index.html

Teacher Resource: Yes

Ocean Related Videos (National Geographic)

Resource Type: Website

This is a great resource for ocean related videos. There are lots of videos available to watch online and to order.

Website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

Teacher Resource: Yes

Ocean Science Animations

Resource Type: Website

COSEE-West is collaborating with the USC Division of Animation and Digital Arts to begin producing a series of animated shorts focused on ocean concepts and current research by USC ocean scientists. Check out some of our pilot movies created by DADA graduate students and ocean scientists!!

Website: http://www.usc.edu/org/cosee-west/movies.html

Teacher Resource: Yes

PBS's Life at the Edge of the Sea

Resource Type: Website

PBS's Nature special, "Life at the Edge of the Sea," brings the rocky seashore to life inside your classroom. This website offers several teacher resources and curriculum materials as well as a VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP both at high and low tides.

Website: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/edgeofsea/index.html

Teacher Resource: Yes

Secrets of the Tidepool

Resource Type: Website

Learn all about the different animals living in tidepools. Then, take the tidepool challenge to see how much you really know about tidepools!

Website: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002608/Tidepool_home_page.html

Teacher Resource: Yes

Shallow Subtidal Page from SUNY Stony Brook

Resource Type: Website

Between the seashore and the open ocean is a shallow area called the subtidal zone. This site is loaded with great images of creatures you might find near shore or slightly farther out. One picture even shows the different shapes of radular teeth snails have depending on what they eat.

Website: http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/shallowsubtidal.html

Teacher Resource: Yes

Teacher and Kids Sites for the Ocean

Resource Type: Website

NOAA's Year of the Ocean campaign has gathered a number of great links for teachers and kids covering a wide range of marine science-related topics.

Website: http://www.yoto98.noaa.gov/links.htm

Teacher Resource: Yes

Tide Prediction Site

Resource Type: Website

Are you trying to plan a field trip that depends on tidal information? This website shows predictions for high and low tides by state and region. Be as specific as possible about location when searching for tidal predictions as they may show variations even on small geographic scales. Most of the coastal field trip sites you visit will also offer on-line tidal predictions.

Website: http://www.saltwatertides.com/

Teacher Resource: Yes

Tidepool Zones

Resource Type: Website

Great overview for teachers of the different tidepool zones. You can share the amazing pictures of each zone with your students. Make sure to check out the "Treasures from California Tidepools" section.

Website: http://www.biosbcc.net/ocean/marinesci/03ecology/tpindex.htm

Teacher Resource: Yes

Tides and Tide Predictions

Resource Type: Website

A great website for explaining how tides are predicted around the world. This site also has links to other tidal prediction websites for tidal information worldwide.

Website: http://scilib.ucsd.edu/sio/tide/

Teacher Resource: Yes

Virtual Tide Pool

Resource Type: Website

Visit a tidepool by clicking on each of the tidepool animals.

Website: http://bonita.mbnms.nos.noaa.gov/Visitor/TidePool/

Teacher Resource: Yes

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