Online Lesson Plans

2007 National Marine Educators Association Conference
“The Changing Ocean: On-line Tools for Teaching Ocean Science”

These lesson plans were created as a joint venture of the Census of Marine Life Gulf of Maine Area Program, Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System, and the University of New Hampshire Coastal Ocean Observing Center for a workshop at the National Marine Educators Association 2007 Conference, Portland, ME, July 25, 2007.

The goal of this series of lesson plans is to introduce educators and students to on-line resources for visualizing and understanding ocean science, including using Google Earth to display ocean characteristics, such as sea level height, species distribution, wave heights and sea surface temperature.

Lesson Plan 1 – Daily change

Lesson Plan 2 – Seasonal change

Lesson Plan 3 – Long-term change