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    5th Grade Exhibition


    Spring 2010

    Oceans

    Central Idea
    Human activities affect the health of oceans.
    An inquiry into:
    Current and past conditions of ocean life
    Community attitudes about the ocean
    Actions I can take to affect the ocean

    Teacher Questions:

    What are the past and current conditions of the ocean health?

      What attitudes do local and global communities have about the ocean?

    What can I do to affect the ocean?

    General Websites to Explore

    Aquarium of the Pacific virtual exhibition.  A collection of videos about the world's oceans.  Videos are captioned.

    http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/10/ocean_on_the_edge/virtual_tour/


    Monterey Bay Aquarium website. Animals,  Taking care of our oceans, games, videos, podcasts.
    http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/


    Missouri Botanical Garden A nice overview of biomes of the world and marine ecosystems
    http://www.mbgnet.net/index.html

    National Marine Sanctuaries
    Maps, images, history, information about United States Marine Sanctuaries
    http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration United States Department of Commerce (NOAA)
    official website
    http://www.noaa.gov/


    NOAA office of protected resources
    http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/education/kids.htm

    Dive and Discover sponsored by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution located at

    http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/


    WEBSITES for Specific Topics

    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch


    Overfishing



    Global Warming -> losing ocean animal habitats/tidal changes



    Water pollution - Oil spills (BP Gulf Platform Spill)


    Dolphins

    Water run-off


    Irresponsible fishing -> netfishing


    Sharks - endangered


    Whaling

    Books:
    The Whale Scientist: Solving the mystery of whale strandings by Fran Hodgkins
    Hunting Neptune's giants : true stories of American whaling by Catherine Gourley
    Web sites
    Blue Whale http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=41 Includes conservation status and info on whaling at the bottom of the page.
    http://oceanlink.info/biodiversity/ask/mammals.html

    Sea Turtles


    Threats to the Deep Ocean/High Seas


    Sea Otters


    Seabirds - Albatross


    Coral Reefs


    Energy from the Sea


    Food from the Sea


    Biodiversity Loss

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