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OCEAN LITERACY FRAMEWORK
"The Ocean Literacy Framework comprises this guide and the more detailed Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K–12. This guide describes the 7 most important ideas, or Essential Principles, about the ocean that all students should understand by the end of high school. The Essential Principles are supported and explained by 45 Fundamental Concepts. The Scope and Sequence then provides educators with guidance as to what students need to comprehend in Grades K–2, Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8, and Grades 9–12 in order to achieve full understanding of the Essential Principles."
Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE)
This interesting resource from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, NOAA, and Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge serves as an introduction to seabirds, particularly albatross. It includes a lesson plan, powerpoints, worksheets, notes, a lab, and an endangered species poster project.
Grades: 6-8 with extension activities for 9-12
Time: Two 45 minute lessons
This resource has links to:
-US National Education Standards
-Ocean Literacy Principles
-Hawaii and California Education Standards
*This resource is a great introduction to the National Geographic Virtual Albatross Bolus Dissection on our Plastics page!