- Smithsonian Research Stations ARTICLE
Location of Smithsonian Field Stations Smithsonian scientists and their colleagues are investigating important questions and issues related to mangrove ecosystems. • At the Sm ... ...
Nov 19 2009 - 5:01pm
- 40 Years of National Marine Sanctuaries BLOG POST
In 1872, the United States did something remarkable. We set aside one of our greatest natural treasures, Yellowstone National Park , for future generations to enjoy and appreciate. The logic was simple: this place is truly special, and ... ...
Oct 24 2012 - 1:18pm
- Researching Invasive Species Near the Panama Canal VIDEO
If you want to study invasive species in the ocean, the Panama Canal offers a lot to explore. The ships passing through can inadvertently transport plants, animals, and even parasites from the Atlantic into the Pacific, or the reverse direction. Some spe ... ...
Sep 1 2011 - 11:27am
- Rethink the Shark VIDEO
Sharks have a long and impressive lineage. Ancient sharks were cruising the ocean 400 million year ago- long before dinosaurs roamed on land. Relatives of the great white like the giant megatooth evolved more than 20 million years ago. But tod ... ...
Dec 18 2009 - 3:17pm
- Climate Change Metaphors LESSON PLAN
Wild BC Students will use and describe how a variety of objects provide metaphors for why climate change is occurring and the impacts resulting from it. Students will demonstrate the ab ... ...
Mar 23 2010 - 10:31am
- The Global Climate Game LESSON PLAN
This group game is designed to help students explore the various aspects of global climate and to learn how human activity may affect climate. Student groups will be responsible for making decisions about activities that may impact global climate. Stud ... ...
Mar 19 2010 - 3:15pm
- Polar Regions: Arctic Adaptations and Global Impacts LESSON PLAN
This lesson uses the habitat of the Beaufort Sea and other Arctic communities as examples of Ocean Literacy Principles #5 and #6. Students will learn about the adaptive capabilities of animals and people living in these environments. Students will look ... ...
Mar 19 2010 - 2:10pm
- The Good the Bad and the Arctic LESSON PLAN
NOAA Ocean Explorer Students identify and explain three lines of evidence that suggest arctic climate is changing. Students identify and discuss three social, economic, environmental co ... ...
Dec 1 2009 - 1:23pm
- Oceans of Energy LESSON PLAN
NOAA Ocean Explorer Students describe forms of energy found in the ocean and explain how they are used by humans. Students explain three ways that energy can be obtained from the ocean. ... ...
Dec 1 2009 - 1:13pm
- Frozen Out LESSON PLAN
NOAA Ocean Explorer Students explain the concepts of indicator species and microhabitats. Students compare and contrast “average regional conditions” with “site-specific conditions.” St ... ...
Dec 1 2009 - 1:12pm
- Sharks: Setting the Record Straight LESSON PLAN
National Geographic Xpeditions Students read, discuss, and compare news reports of shark attacks with data and then design a television special to educate the public about sharks. F ... ...
Nov 30 2009 - 2:17pm
- The Importance of a Wave PHOTO
Large waves are a draw for surfers, scientists and spectators alike to locations around the world. Changes to the coast and ocean floor as well as sediment flow can change the na ... ...
Apr 11 2013 - 9:32am
- Are Great White Sharks As Dangerous As We Think They Are? LESSON PLAN
National Geographic Xpeditions Students discuss their existing thoughts on sharks and analyze a map of reported shark attacks. After viewing and discussing both a painting of a shark at ... ...
Nov 30 2009 - 2:13pm
- The Pros and Cons of Artificial Reefs LESSON PLAN
National Geographic Xpeditions Students make hypothetical lists of the pros and cons of artificial reefs and then revise them after reading an article and researching the topic. ... ...
Nov 30 2009 - 1:49pm
- Who Has the Data? LESSON PLAN
NOAA Ocean Service Students learn what types of data scientists collect to monitor coral reefs, and how these data are used. For more information about NOAA Ocean Service, visit ... ...
Nov 30 2009 - 1:39pm