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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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