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Combined Impacts
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Students make predictions about marine ecosystems based on combined impacts of anthropogenic and natural disturbances. They evaluate others' predictions and create concepts maps to identify cause and effect relationships.

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National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Coral Reef Fish Survey Simluation
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Students watch a video and discuss coral reef fish surveying methods. Then they conduct a simulated Belt Transect (BLT) survey. Students calculate their data and make estimates of fish populations for a designated area of the classroom.

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National Geographic
Author:
Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Coral Reef Succession
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Students use coral reef ecosystem case studies to explore the ecological principles of shifting baselines, natural and anthropogenic disturbance, succession, and sustainability.

Subject:
Biology
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ecological Relationships
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Students watch videos and discuss ecological relationships with a focus on observing symbiosis. Then they classify the ecological relationships they observe as mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ecosystem Imbalance in the World
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Students build on their knowledge of individual impacts on the ocean to see how the whole system can react to threats and changes. They examine ways in which human actions throw marine ecosystems out of balance, explore the concept of how impacts can build, and review their understandings of ecosystem dynamics.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Fisheries
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Students explore issues related to fisheries sustainability and simulate fish monitoring methods commonly used by scientists and resource managers.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Fisheries Sustainability
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Students identify the issues and terminology related to fisheries sustainability and explore the impacts those issues have on specific United States fisheries.

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National Geographic
Author:
Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Fisheries and Seafood Consumption
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Students identify and characterize important fishing regions on a world map. Then they use an online interactive to research the location, sustainability, and level of human consumption for a variety of seafood fisheries.

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National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Human Impacts on Marine Species
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Students learn about three examples of human impacts on marine life: migration patterns and shipping, algal blooms and water chemistry, and marine debris. Some of these impacts are due to human activity in the ocean, and some impacts on the ocean are due to human activity on land.

Subject:
Biology
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Marine Critical Issues: Case Studies
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Students use case studies to examine human impacts on marine ecosystems. They evaluate case studies in terms of an area's history, geography, habitats, species, stakeholders, human uses and impacts, and management goals.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Angela M. Cowan and Nancee Hunter
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Marine Debris: A Legacy of Litter
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Students learn about the sources and impacts of marine debris. They participate in a school site cleanup and then compare their findings to international coastal cleanup data.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Marine Ecology Video Scavenger Hunt
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Students geolocate marine ecosystems. They watch videos, make observations about species, populations, and communities of organisms, and discuss how they interact with and depend upon one another for survival.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity
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Students explore major marine ecosystems by locating them on maps. Students use marine examples to learn about energy transfer through food chains and food webs. They discuss how food webs can illustrate the health and resilience of an ecosystem.

Subject:
Biology
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Marine Migration
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Students use videos and a mapping tool to identify species, populations, and communities of marine organisms and make observations about how they are impacted by anthropogenic disturbances.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Marine Protected Areas: Case Studies
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Students compare and contrast two Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by evaluating case studies. Then they learn how the MPA classification system works in the United States and apply that system to the MPA case studies.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Marine Protected Areas Exploration
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In this lesson, students explore Marine Protected Areas on an interactive map and compare and contrast three case studies. They learn how the MPA classification system workd in the United States, apply that system to example scenarios, and create case studies of their own.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Marine Protected Areas Management
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Students read a case study and debate the pros and cons of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the region. Then they select a MPA and develop and present a management plan for it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ocean Abiotic Factors
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Students define and provide examples of abiotic and biotic factors of different ecosystems. Then they investigate the importance of abiotic factors and physical processes within ocean ecosystems.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019