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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Acid Rain Lesson Plan
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This lesson plan was provided by the National Park Service Air Resources Division and prepared as a part of The Uplands Field Research Laboratory, Volunteer in Parks, and Interpretation of Science Project. The site includes lesson goals, background information (including the Definition of Acid Rain, Sources of Acid Rain, and Pollution Control Measures), and five coordinating lessons. There are also figures provided to go along with the activities to further illustrate the lesson.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
01/03/2008
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
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
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.

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Material Type:
Full Course
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Alaska SeaLife Center
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Located in Seward, Alaska, the Alaska SeaLife Center is a non-profit marine science facility dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of the marine ecosystem of Alaska through research, rehabilitation and public education. The Center's research and rehabilitation facilities and naturalistic exhibits immerse visitors in the dynamic marine ecosystems of Alaska. Includes links to additional resources for students and teachers.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Alfred Wegener Institute
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Located in Bremerhaven, Germany, the Alfred Wegener Institute conducts research in the Arctic, the Antarctic and at temperate latitudes. It coordinates Polar research in Germany and provides both the necessary equipment and the essential logistic back up for polar expeditions. Site provides information current research, ships, field stations, and much more. Resource section provides a wealth of data, information, images, software, and links to additional resources.

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Technology
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
DLESE Community Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Date Added:
10/30/2014
All About Lobsters
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The Maine, or American, lobster is a crustacean with two strong claws: a big-toothed crusher claw for pulverizing shells and a finer-edged ripper claw resembling a steak knife, for tearing soft flesh. Website includes biological remarks, fisheries, economics, history of exploitation, and comparison with other lobsters. Also features educational activities and links to external sites.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
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
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Animal Diversity Web
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Read the Fine Print
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This site is a searchable encyclopedia of thousands of photos, descriptions, sound recordings, and other information about individual animal species. Find out about amphibians, arthropods, birds, fishes, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and sharks. Explore special features on mammals, skulls, and frog calls. Students are invited to contribute.

Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
NSDL Staff
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
NSDL Science Refreshers
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
DLESE Community Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Date Added:
11/06/2008
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.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Arctic Circle
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Extensive information on the Arctic Circle. Highly acclaimed website features: natural resources, history and culture, society equity and environmental justice, a museum, a virtual classroom, and an Arctic forum, a discussion group for visitors. A wealth of information concerning the Arctic is at your fingertips. Site also includes information on Arctic legislation, natural resource management, stories about indigenous people, art and photo gallery, and GIS. Also features Arctic literature, music, and media.

Subject:
Education
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
DLESE Community Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Chance, Norman A. (Norman Allee), 1927-
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Armada Project
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Opportunities for educators to participate in ocean, polar, and environmental science research and peer mentoring. Master Teachers join research expeditions, developing ways to apply scientific data, research methodologies, and technology in the classroom. Participants share outcomes by mentoring new teachers and presenting results to National Science Teachers Association Conventions. Competitive application; grant covers most costs.

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Technology
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
DLESE Community Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Date Added:
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.

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
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.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
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.

Subject:
Life Science
Geoscience
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
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.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
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.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
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.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Technology
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
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.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
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.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Blue Crab Archive
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This easy to navigate and well-written site is packed with information and excellent photos about the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) and its fishery. Biology section covers: species profile, anatomy, life cycle, reproduction, larval development, life cycle and more. Industry and trade section includes recipes and tips for catching or buying hard and soft shell crabs, and fishery information. Also offers news, discussion forum, links, a glossary, and reference lists.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014