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Featured Lesson Plans Ancient Waters: The Ocean and its Prehistoric Inhabitants and From Sails to Submarines: Human Exploration and the Ocean were developed by Earth Day Network for EE Week's 2011 theme: Ocean Connections. In Ancient Waters, students will dive into the vast history of the Earth and the ocean. Through class discussion and hands-on activities, students will gain an understanding of geologic time scales and explore the field of paleontology. In From Sails to Submarines, students examine the history of ocean exploration through human civilization. These activities meet national standards in science and social studies.
In this lesson plan from National Geographic Xpeditions, students explore the ways that people attempt to create aquariums that provide realistic habitats for marine animals. They conclude by designing their own aquarium habitats based on what they have learned. The lesson is designed for grades 3-5 and adheres to National Geography Standards.
Baleen Whales vs. Toothed Whales
This lesson from Aquarium of the Pacific explores the differences between toothed and baleen whales and compares and contrasts their various characteristics. The lesson plan is appropriate for second grade and can be adapted to meet state or national science standards.
Changing With the Tide
In this lesson plan from National Geographic Xpeditions, students learn about and act out the functions of the salt marsh habitat. The lesson is appropriate for grades 3-5 and adheres to National Geography Standards.
Download lessons plans from the following page http://eeweek.org/resources/ocean_curricula.htm