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The Oceanographic Yo-yo (pdf, 183 kb)

Grades 7-8 Focus: Ocean chemistry and hydrothermal vents (Physical Science) Students analyze and interpret data from the Okeanos Explorer to make inferences about the possible presence of hydrothermal vents; and explain how interaction with hydrothermal vents affects chemical and physical properties of seawater.

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Strange Life (pdf, 398 kb)

Grades 7-8 Focus: Biological organisms in cold seep communities (Life Science/Physical Science) Students will obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about flows and cycles of energy in cold-seep ecosystems; develop a model that describes some of the interdependent relationships in cold-seep ecosystems; and develop and use a model to explain states and changes between states of…

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Everyone Wins! (pdf, 508 kb)

Grades 9-12 Focus: Marine protected areas (Life Science) Students analyze threats to coral ecosystems, and specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for marine protected areas that account for perceived tradeoffs between conservation and fishery goals. Students discuss evidence that demonstrates how marine protected areas can enhance use as well as protection of marine resources.

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