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

Tidelog, Northern California

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Water Dance

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Water: Concept Science

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Waterbirds of the Northeast

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What Makes Day and Night

Accompanied by NASA photos and Dorros' colorful drawings, Branley's text explains the Earth's rotation in clear and simple terms. An experiment using a lamp as the "sun" further clarifies the principles introduced.

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Where Does Water Come From

Calvin shows how much water there is on the earth, how wells are dug to bring it out of the ground, and how water treatment plants work.

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Why the Tides Ebb and Flow

This is a folktale of irresistible charm, whose flowing language, humorous situations, and repeated rhymes make it a favorite read-aloud in many classrooms. In this tale that explains the tides, a very stubborn old woman has been promised a rock to shelter her from the weather. She chooses the very rock that Sky Spirit doesn’t want to give her—the rock that plugs the hole in the bottom of the sea. Her humorous persistence finally wins her all she wants and more.

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Wibble Wobble Albatross

This informational text is an explanation of why the largest seabird in the world sometimes finds it hard to walk.

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Wings Along the Waterway

Twenty-one birds found in wetlands are included here. For each bird, there is a chapter which discusses habitat, appearance, behaviors such as grooming, courtship, nest-building and parenting, and life cycle. The many illustrations range from small medallions to double-page spreads, and are meticulously detailed, colorful, and enchantingly beautiful. The text may be a bit challenging for some third graders, but most will find it both accessible and fascinating.

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Ocean Related Videos (National Geographic)

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

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