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1 NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: Oil Slick Emergency !: Habitat Recovery

A lesson created for NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will learn about recovering, removing, or dispersing spilled oil through role-play. Students will apply dispersant to disperse the oil into the water column, use in-situ burning to burn off oil from a slick, and evaluate how to allocate response resources to remove as much of the spilled oil from the sea surface as possible before the slick reaches a sensitive site...

2 NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: Alien Invasion: Invasive Species

A lesson from NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will define, compare, and contrast invasive species, alien species, and native species, describe at least three problems that are associated with invasive species, and describe at least three invasive species, explain how they came to be invasive, and discuss what can be done about them...

3 NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: Bad Algae: Harmful Algal Blooms

A lesson from NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will define and describe harmful algal blooms, compare and contrast ways in which algal blooms may be harmful, and describe actions that can be taken to reduce the impact of harmful algal blooms...

4 NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: The Seeds Tell the Story: Nonpoint Source Pollution

A lessonfrom NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will measure the toxicity of nonpoint source pollution using bioassays. Students will describe five sources of nonpoint source pollution runoff, at least five actions that can be taken to reduce or eliminate contaminated runoff, define and discuss the meaning of toxicity, dose, sensitivity, and route of exposure, explain the concept of a "dose-response relationship," and discuss why this relationship may not be adequate to define "safe levels" of potentially toxic substances...

5 NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: What Do You Know About Horseshoe Crabs ?: Estuary Ecosystems

A lesson created for NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will learn more about the horseshoe crab as a valuable resource in an estuary...

6 NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: Chewin' in the Chesapeake: Human Stress and the Environment

A lesson created for NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will learn how a human-caused stress placed on the environment affects the life in a food web...

7 NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: A Reef of Your Own: Coral Reef Biology

A lesson from NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will learn the physiological, ecological, and behavioral strategies that contribute to the success of reef-building corals. Students will describe and explain the importance of asexual and sexual reproductive strategies to reef-building corals, why is it important that reef-building corals have a nutritional strategy that includes both photosynthesis and carnivory, two behaviors that reef-building corals use to compete for living space with other species, and how coral reefs can produce high levels of biological material when the waters surrounding these reefs contain relatively small amounts of the nutrients normally needed to support biological production...

8 NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: Do Not Bleach!: Coral Reef Bleaching

A lesson from NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will learn why are coral reefs important, and the possible explanations for the phenomenon known as "coral bleaching?...

9 NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: Keep Your Eye on the Sky: Clouds and Weather

A lesson created for NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will learn about two types of weather satellites, research cloud formations to identify weather patterns, learn that clouds can be used for real-time weather forecasting at an individual and local level, and gather cloud and temperature data to be used in creating graphs and reports...

10 NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: Storm Watch: Knowing What to Do

A lesson created for NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will learn the types of severe weather, how storms form, the damage storms cause to humans and the environment, and how to stay safe in a storm...