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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center

The Bridge Ocean Sciences Resource Center provides access to ocean sciences education materials, with particular emphasis on K-12 audiences and instructional materials. The Bridge Collection also includes links to information about professional-development opportunities for teachers. There is a strong focus on research data and its use in teaching. The collection provides educators with accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional ocean science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach.

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The Aftermath
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Multiple activity, comprehensive lesson plan includes background information, grading rubric, information on associated learning standards and assessment, as well as links to additional external resources. Activity explores the concepts of a hurricane's impact on the environment, society, and economics of a given community. Students map the potential storm surge and flooding on a topographic map and locate and report on past hurricanes in a specific geographical region.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Age of Exploration
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The Mariners' Museum's curriculum guide with teaching activities that address maritime discoveries from ancient times to Captain Cook's 1768 voyage to the South Pacific. One of four online expeditions. Age of Exploration curriculum includes lesson plans, vocabulary, links to related sites, reference material, video, biographies of famous explorers, and more. Lessons include latitude and longitude, creating a compass, an astrolabe, and a globe, identifying the parts of a ship, plus 7 more.

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History, Law, Politics
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Full Course
Interactive
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
American Sail Training Association
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Non-profit organization for sailing youth education, leadership development and maritime heritage offers several resources. Included are sail training, conference, grant and scholarship opportunities in addition to sailing journals and membership information.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
The Aquarium at Moody Gardens
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Aquarium Pyramid features exhibits highlighting the Caribbean (coral reef), South Atlantic (penguins), North Pacific (harbor seals), and South Pacific (Great Barrier Reef). Other Moody Garden attractions are: Rainforest Pyramid with Asian, African and American examples; Discovery Pyramid housing traveling interactive science exhibits. Education programs include school tours and hands-on experiences for grades k-12, outreach, kids' camps. Teachers receive visit curriculum guides, can attend credit workshops and open house. Admission and program fees apply.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
The Atmosphere
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The lessons at this website were prepared to introduce 5th-8th grade students to the fundamental principles of the earth's atmosphere: history, composition, and structure. Includes three pages of information and features to allow for exploration and expansion of current knowledge. In addition, there are four activities to develop performance skills, not only in science, but in math and language arts as well. Links to external sites also included.

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Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Unit of Study
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UCAR Staff
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10/30/2014
Australian Institute of Marine Science
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Located near Townsville, North Queensland, AIMS researchers collect and analyze data to improve our understanding of the marine world, and to find science-based management practices that ensure long-term sustainable use and development of marine resources. Site features information on facilities, faculty, current projects, open house and other events, and employment opportunities. Also features the Mariner's Journal, a log from several AIMS research cruises.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Lesson
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Barnacles
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Introduction to barnacle classification, anatomy, biology, reproduction and life cycle. Excellent color graphics. Also includes: profiles for six Australian species; diagram of barnacles in intertidal habitats; and discussion of barnacles as intertidal indicator species. Accessible and accurate.

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Life Science
Geoscience
Space Science
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences
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Found in Columbia, South Carolina, the Baruch Institute conducts basic research on environmental processes, tidal, estuarine and coastal ocean environments. Collectively the studies span the molecular to landscape level, including the effects of human activities. Site includes information on current research projects, faculty, facilities, and outreach initiatives. Also features downloadable data, imagery, and maps.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Data Set
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo
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The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ) online provides: visitor information, news about exhibits, education programs, memberships and activities for children and adults, including behind the scenes exploration of their facility. It is also a resource for information about Bermuda's biodiversity, conservation work, and research projects. Located in Flats Village.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
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A wealth of information concerning the Bigelow Lab, found in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Explore the site's three main components, research, education, and the institution. Find course information, past, present, and future expedition information, current lab news, and more. Education section features many classroom and interactive computer activities all focusing on marine life. Research section includes information on many of the different tools used in marine research.

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Computing and Information
Technology
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Bioluminescent Web Page
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This highly acclaimed website includes information on bioluminescence research, myths, photos, organisms, chemistry, physiology, distribution and more. Features an absolute must-see bioluminescence photo gallery. Also includes submitted abstracts and journal citations concerning bioluminescence, as well as proceedings from several related symposia. The chemistry section has molecular diagrams and several animated illustrations that explain the reaction behind fluorescence.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Diagram/Illustration
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Black Sea Battle
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Story of the invasion of jellyfish into the Black Sea and the resulting affects on the native fish population. An excellent introduction into introduced species and their effects on an ecosystem. Site features an abundance of information on alien species and the delicacy that goes into eradicating them. Also links to additional non-traditional science-related news events.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Blue Crab Education Page
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Information compiled by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on the anatomy, life cycle, ecology, and fisheries of the blue crab. Data, research reports, and instructions on eating crabs are all available. Educational resources include lesson plans, teaching tools, and access to online publications. Site serves as an exceptional resource for both beginners and experts.

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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
CERES S'COOL (Students' Cloud Observations On-Line) Project
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A project for all grades providing ground truth measurements to assist in the validation of the CERES instruments in climate related studies. Compare the surface- and space-based observations to learn more about clouds and climate. Download data from across the globe, or sign up your class to participate and submit your own data. Teacher resources include presentations, lessons, and downloadable posters and charts. Available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Thai, and Chinese.

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Space Science
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
CIESE Online Classroom Projects
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Teachers of all grades can use these projects to enhance their science curriculum through use of the Internet. Many projects utilize real time data, others draw from primary/historical information sources. In collaborative projects, students from around the world contribute data for comparison. Each project includes a brief description, teacher guide, standards, classroom activities, data source links, even online help. Many projects focus on water, water quality, weather, oceanography topics. Undergraduate science education is also featured.

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Technology
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Calvert Marine Museum
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Facility in Solomons, MD, interprets regional paleontology, estuarine ecosystem, maritime history. Natural history exhibits: shark, whale and other fossils; aquariums, displays and outdoor trails introducing life of marshes, oyster bars, the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. Maritime history exhibits include woodcarving and boatbuilding shed, oyster house, lighthouse, and traditional Chesapeake Bay wooden sailing vessel. Educational programs for school groups, Elderhostel and the public include: field trips, lectures, cruises, classes, and demonstrations. Admission and program fees apply.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Caribbean Conservation Corporation/ Sea Turtle Survival League
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Contains sources of information on sea turtles, tropical birds, and other species in the Caribbean basin and the Costa Rica rainforests. Site includes information on satellite telemetry, satellite-tracked sea turtles data and maps, and sea turtle legislation. Directions, data, and other materials available allow you to create your own maps. Free printable publications available. Also information on grants, workshops, donations, and volunteer opportunities.

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Technology
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Caribbean Journal of Science
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Published in April, August, and December each year, the CJS publishes articles, research notes, and book reviews pertinent to the Caribbean region. The emphasis is on botany, zoology, ecology, conservation biology and management, geology, archeology, and paleontology. Site provides access to archived issues and information on subscriptions, submitting a publication, and obtaining a CD-ROM containing CJS issues from 1961-1997.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Cold Science article
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University of Alaska scientists report that Alaskan glaciers are melting more rapidly than anticipated; an estimated 24 cubic miles of ice disappearing annually. Conditions promoting glacial growth vs. shrinking are briefly reviewed; melting is an indicator of climate change. Results confirm proposals that glacial melting is a major contributor to sea level rise; findings indicate that melting of Alaska's glaciers is making a disproportionate input.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
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Largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles, fish and amphibians. Educational programs available by appointment; teachers receive advance packet. In-school programs available during part of the year. Fees apply (for non-members), membership information available on website. Wheelchair accessible. Located Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014