Credits: 0.5
Term: Fall 2017, On Demand
Prerequisites:

Biology





Course Description:

As our amazing planet continues to change over time, it becomes increasingly apparent how human activity has made environmental impacts. In the marine science course, students will delve deep into Earth’s bodies of water and study geologic structures and how they impact the oceans. Students will investigate characteristics of various populations, patterns of distribution of life in our aquatic systems, and ongoing changes occurring every day in our precious ecosystems. Students will be amazed and enlightened at just how much our oceans and lakes affect climate, weather, and seasonal variations. They will have the opportunity to explore the relationships among living organisms and see how they are affected by our oceans currents, tides, and waves. Hold on, it is one amazing journey.



Topics & Concepts:

Module 01

  • 01.00 Welcome Aboard
  • 01.00 Module 01 Checklist
  • 01.01 We’re Looking for a Few Good Students
  • 01.02 Don’t Miss the Ship!
  • 01.03 What is Science?
  • 01.04 Scientific Method
  • 01.05 Designing Your Own Experiment
  • 01.06 Discussion Origins of the Oceans
  • 01.07 What Makes the Ocean a Nice Place to Live?
  • 01.08 Honors Only How do Animals Communicate in Water?
  • 01.09 Properties of Water Lab
  • 01.10 Exploring the Bay of Fundy
  • 01.11 Module 01 Review and Quizzes

Module 02

  • 02.00 Module 02 Checklist
  • 02.01 Navigation
  • 02.02 HMS Challenger Journal of a Scientist
  • 02.03 Honors Ocean Exploration
  • 02.04 Exploring Rocky Shores
  • 02.05 Crabby Crustaceans Lab
  • 02.06 What is a Tidepool?
  • 02.07 Rocky Shore Current Event
  • 02.08 Honors Chesapeake Bay
  • 02.09 Ocean Zones and the Life Within
  • 02.10 Module 02 Review and Quizzes

Module 03

  • 03.00 Module 03 Checklist
  • 03.01 Where Are We Going?
  • 03.02 Introduction to Sea Turtles
  • 03.03 Honors Dichotomous Keys
  • 03.04 Caretta Caretta Turtle Rehabilitation
  • 03.05 Tracking Sea Turtle Migration
  • 03.06 Positive Human Impact
  • 03.07 Exploring Sandy Beaches
  • 03.08 What is Happening to the Sand?
  • 03.09 Marine Pollution
  • 03.10 Honors Marine Pollution
  • 03.11 How Can We Clean Up an Oil Spill?
  • 03.12 Module 03 Review and Quizzes

Module 04

  • 04.00 Module 04 Checklist
  • 04.01 Where Are We Going?
  • 04.02 Dia What? And Dino Who? An Introduction to Marine Phytoplankton
  • 04.03 Dinoflagellates
  • 04.04 Create a Phytoplankton
  • 04.05 Adaptations of Organisms
  • 04.06 Honors How Have Organisms Adapted to the Galapagos Islands?
  • 04.07 Marine Iguanas
  • 04.08 Food Webs
  • 04.09 Make a Food Web Activity
  • 04.10 Honors Invasive Species
  • 04.11 Class Report
  • 04.12 Module 04 Review and Quizzes
  • 04.13 Time for the First Semester Exam


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