ERIC Number: ED236037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Marine Biology and Oceanography, Grades Nine to Twelve. Part I.
Kolb, James A.
This unit, one of a series designed to develop and foster an understanding of the marine environment, presents marine science activities for students in grades 9-12. The unit, focusing on physical factors influencing life in the sea, is divided into sections dealing with: (1) the ocean floor; (2) tides; (3) ocean waves; (4) ocean currents; (5) pressure; and (6) sea water. Each section has a student text (including several readings from "Scientific American") with related activities. Each student text is preceded by a teacher background section containing hints on how to use the section, additional information, and items requiring advanced planning. Each activity is also preceded by a teacher background section providing additional information about the activity, including teaching hints and answer key for activities. Important vocabulary words/terms are listed in the teacher background sections; they are also underlined in the student text. Activities are designed to enhance reading as well as investigational skills; several activities provide practice in mathematics skills. Although all activities can be modified to suit individual needs or be used "as is," it is strongly recommended that they be performed along with the readings/discussions found in student text material. (JM)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Environmental Education, High Schools, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Oceanography, Physical Environment, Pressure (Physics), Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Water, Water Resources
James A. Kolb/Marine Science Center, 17771 Fjord Drive, NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Educational Services District 114, Marine Science Center, Poulsbo, WA.