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Informational Materials (2) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (3) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life
http://www.dnr.state...
The Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life website is an instructional resource on submerged aquatic vegetation and other coastal aquatic organisms provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Information, for both students and teachers, is geared to grades 6-12.

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What are Corals and Coral Reefs?
http://www.coris.noa...
This website discusses the types of coral reefs and their ecosystem. It also includes pictures and diagrams.

Interactives/Games


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Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life
http://www.dnr.state...
The Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life website is an instructional resource on submerged aquatic vegetation and other coastal aquatic organisms provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Information, for both students and teachers, is geared to grades 6-12.

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Google Maps Ocean Street View
https://www.google.c...
This site offers a view of Google Earth from an underwater angle of the oceans. Students can view coral reefs and the wildlife living there as well as groups of sea lions playing in the waters around the Galapagos Islands.

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Creatures of Light
https://itunes.apple...
This companion app for the popular new exhibition Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence offers a close look at some of the extraordinary organisms that produce light. Enjoy interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos that reveal the beauty of this amazing natural phenomenon, how it works, and how scientists study it.

Learning Activities


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Creatures of Light
https://itunes.apple...
This companion app for the popular new exhibition Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence offers a close look at some of the extraordinary organisms that produce light. Enjoy interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos that reveal the beauty of this amazing natural phenomenon, how it works, and how scientists study it.

Teacher Tools


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Google Maps Ocean Street View
https://www.google.c...
This site offers a view of Google Earth from an underwater angle of the oceans. Students can view coral reefs and the wildlife living there as well as groups of sea lions playing in the waters around the Galapagos Islands.

Alabama Virtual Library
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The Malone Family Foundation
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