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Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 8
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 4
1.) Select appropriate equipment for scientific field investigations in marine environments.

•  Identifying patterns and relationships determined from collected data
•  Solving for unknown quantities by manipulating variables
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
2.) Differentiate among freshwater, brackish water, and saltwater.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 11
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 9
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
3.) Describe physical characteristics of oceans, including topography of the ocean floor, plate tectonics, wave motion, depth, and pressure.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 7
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 6
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
4.) Recognize interactions between the atmosphere and the ocean.

•  Describing how waves, ocean currents, and tides are generated
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 5
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
5.) Discuss physical and chemical properties of saltwater.

Examples:

- physical—turbidity, temperature, density;

- chemical—salinity, pH, dissolved gases

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 8
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 4
6.) Describe components of major marine ecosystems, including estuaries, coral reefs, benthic communities, and open-ocean communities.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 5
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
7.) Identify patterns and interrelationships among producers, consumers, scavengers, and decomposers in a marine ecosystem.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 3
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
8.) Describe characteristics of marine plant and algae divisions.

•  Describing commercial, economical, and medicinal values of marine plants and algae
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 7
9.) Arrange various forms of marine life from most simple to most complex.

•  Classifying marine organisms using binomial nomenclature
•  Identifying characteristics of ocean-drifting organisms
Examples: phytoplankton, zooplankton

•  Identifying characteristics of marine invertebrates
Examples: Protozoa, Porifera, Coelenterata, Arthropoda

•  Identifying characteristics of marine vertebrates
Examples: fishes, reptiles, birds, mammals

•  Identifying characteristics of marine plants
Examples: algae, seaweed

•  Describing adaptations in the marine environment
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
10.) Describe the anatomy and physiology of representative aquatic organisms.

•  Identifying different aquatic species using dichotomous keys
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 6
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 3
11.) Describe positive and negative effects of human influence on marine environments.

Examples:

- positive—reef restoration, protection of endangered species;

- negative—pollution, overfishing

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Marine Biology Elective
All Resources: 4
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
12.) Identify various careers related to marine science.

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