OCEAN EDUCATION RESOURCES
The Smithsonian Institution
Sant Ocean Hall
NOAA Ocean Explorer
Expeditions and a lesson bank
NOAA Education - all things ocean
NOAA Okeanos Explorer
Education Materials Collection Hands-On Activities for Grades 5-12
Topics: Why Do We Explore?
Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence
National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library A comprehensive database containing a collection of high-quality still images and video footage featuring all 13 national marine sanctuaries and the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The database is fully searchable by keyword, category and location, and all the images are tagged with relevant information including resolution and usage rights.
Mid-Atlantic Marine Educators Association (MAMEA)
Join Maryland and other Mid-Atlantic educators at the annual conference at the National Aquarium in Baltimore! Click title for information about MAMEA and the conference.
Ocean Literacy Standards
National Standards for Ocean Education
Oceans Live NOAA/National Marine Sanctuaries Lessons with free video clips
NASA Ocean Motion
Five modules with multiple lessons: Navigation, Traveling on a Rotating Sphere, Data and Information, Global Ocean Warming, Energy Balance
NOAA Learning Objects
The NOAA Ocean Exploration Program has released graphic-based oceanography Learning Objects. Each Learning Object includes a video demonstration and interactive activities/puzzles. The included lessons cover diverse topics ranging from plate tectonics to ocean currents to deep sea benthos.
Sustainable Seafood - National Geographic How can we balance our tastes with what's right for the ocean?
Ocean Literacy Principles - Seven Essential Principles for Ocean Literacy: An Activity Guide for Educators 28 activity-based lessons, one for each grade group for each of the seven OLPs.
This activity guide is the first in a three volume series that will help teachers and informal educators for grades K-12th embrace the Ocean Literacy Principles (OLP) and put them into practice.
American Museum of Natural History - Milstein Hall of Science
Dive and Discover With Dive and Discover, your students are at the frontline of scientific inquiry as they join scientists—geologists, chemists and biologists—who are exploring the seafloor and making amazing new deep-sea discoveries.
Instructional resources for grades PK-Post Secondary as well as professional development for teachers
Coastal Ocean Observation Laboratory
C.o.o.l. is a series of Internet-based instructional modules that link middle and high school classrooms with active research investigations at the Rutgers RMCS COOLroom
SEA at Woods Hole K- 12 Lessons
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."
Sample Lesson: How to Hide in the Ocean
VIMS The Bridge Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences and National Sea Grant
This section links to sites with curriuclum units and large collections of lesson plans and/or classroom activities.
Eyes on the Bay Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Real time data on DO, salinity, HABs, turbidity; alerts; trends
Oceans for Life Field experiences and resources for students and teachers
Maryland Sea Grant Marine Science Education
MBARI Module- Pelagic Predators
During this unit, students will use evolving satellite technology to follow open-ocean animals along their migration routes and examine the connections between physical and biological requirements and animal behaviors.
MBARI Module- Coastal Processes
This activity uses realtime data from the MBARI LOBO ocean observatory project to introduce students to marine chemistry, environmental science and oceanography. Using this multidisciplinary approach, students will investigate their own questions about how agriculture and coastal processes affect estuarine waterways.
Case Study: Upwelling Case Study: Elkhorn Slough Nitrogen Study more lessons...
MBARI- Ocean Careers
Sea Turtle Migration Satellite Tracking
Travel to Underwater vents in Alvin
Virtual Kelp Forest Visit
Forces of Change –The Smithsonian Institution
Ocean Planet Resources
NOAA’s Virtual World
On NOAA's island, one can soar through a hurricane on the wing of a research aircraft, rise gently through the atmosphere atop a weather balloon, or search for a hidden underwater cave on a side trip from a NOAA submarine.