Background and Resources

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Title Description URL
State of the Science, Ocean Acidification
pdf 269 Kb
2008 two-page summary about ocean acidification. coralreef.noaa.gov/
outreach/resourcecd
08/background.html
Ocean, Weather and Climate Resources for Teachers
pdf 3.2 Mb
Weblinks and tutorials focused on the basics and interactions of the ocean, weather and climate. oceanservice.noaa
.gov/education/pd/
oceans_weather
_climate
Climate Resources for Teachers
pdf 7.9 Mb
Explanations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change about frequently asked questions. oceanservice.noaa
.gov/education/pd
/climate
*Ocean AGE Careers Website Videos, biographic profiles and other resources allow students to explore career opportunities in ocean and marine fields. oceanexplorer.noaa
.gov/edu/oceanage
Hurricanes, Unleashing Nature's Fury
pdf 1.6 Mb
Booklet provides students and teachers with basic science, hazards and safety information related to hurricanes. weather.gov/os/
hurricane/
Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Lightning
pdf 1.5 Mb
Booklet provides students and teachers with the basic science, hazards and safety related to thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning. weather.gov/om/
severeweather/
Winter Storms, The Deceptive Killer
pdf 1.9 Mb
Booklet provides students and teachers with basic science, hazards and safety information related to winter storms. weather.gov/os/
edures.shtml
Skywatcher Chart
pdf 1.8 Mb
Printable poster includes photographs, descriptions and classifications of clouds and the Earth's water cycles. weather.gov/os/
edures.shtml
Skywatcher Chart (Spanish)
pdf 914 Kb
Printable poster includes photographs, descriptions and classifications of clouds and the Earth's water cycles. (Spanish version). weather.gov/os/
edures.shtml
Floods the Awesome Power
pdf 667 Kb
Booklet describes the science, hazards and types of flooding. weather.gov/flood
safety/
Corals Food Web Poster
pdf 933 Kb
A full size and full color poster depicting the foodweb of a Pacific coral reef. coralreef.noaa.gov
/outreach/resource
cd08/posters.html
The Kids' Times for Sea Turtles:
Green Turtle
pdf 180 Kb
Leatherback Turtle
pdf 530 Kb
Kemp's Ridley Turtle
pdf 316 Kb
Loggerhead Turtle
pdf 367 Kb
Olive Ridley Turtle
pdf 184 Kb
Hawksbill Turtle
pdf 243 Kb
Background information for students and teachers about the biology, ecology and status of six species of sea turtles. nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/edu
cation/turtles.htm
The Kids' Times for Whales:
Blue Whale
pdf 330 Kb
Bowhead Whale
pdf 215 Kb
Fin Whale
pdf 131 Kb
Gray Whale
pdf 185 Kb
Humpback Whale
pdf 344 Kb
North Atlantic Right Whale
pdf 472 Kb
Sei Whale
pdf 350 Kb
Sperm Whale
pdf 195 Kb
A set of background information sources for students and teachers about the biology, ecology and status of eight species of whales. nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/edu
cation/whales.htm
Dynamic Oceans Lesson Google Earth file allows students to view and study historic and near real time sea surface temperatures. nodc.noaa.gov/Sate
lliteData/
Corals Tutorial
pdf 4.1 Mb
An overview of the biology of, and threats to, coral reefs, as well as efforts being made to conserve and protect them. oceanservice.noaa.
gov/education/
Ocean Currents Tutorial
pdf 3.7 Mb
An overview of different types of ocean currents: what causes them, how they are measured, and how they affect people's lives. oceanservice.noaa.
gov/education/
Estuaries Tutorial
pdf 8.1 Mb
Tutorial about the physical charateristics and ecosystems of estuaries. oceanservice.noaa.
gov/education/
Global Positioning Tutorial
pdf 2.8 Mb
An overview of the history, essential elements, and modern methods of global positioning and geodesy. oceanservice.noaa.
gov/education/
Pollution Tutorial
pdf 3.6 Mb
An overview of the history and types of nonpoint source pollution, methods used to detect pollutants, and ways to reduce their damaging effects on the environment. oceanservice.noaa.
gov/education/
Tides Tutorial
pdf 1.7 Mb
Tutorial provides an overview of the complex systems that govern the movement of tides and water levels. oceanservice.noaa.
gov/education/
*Great Lakes Water Data Sets for Teachers Great Lakes data sets include wind speed, waves, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, with ideas about how to use the data in a classroom. people.emich.edu
/srutherf/NOAA/
Teacher at Sea: Miss Cook's Voyage on the RONALD H. BROWN
pdf 4.7 Mb
A storybook about a real teacher's adventures working with oceanographic and atmospheric scientists on board one of NOAA's research ships, the Ronald H. Brown. teacheratsea.noaa.
gov/books/
Teacher in the Air: Dr. Diane's Flight with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters
pdf 3.6 Mb
A story book about a real teacher's adventures working with scientists on board one of NOAA's Hurricane Hunter aircraft. teacheratsea.noaa.
gov/books/
Teacher at Sea: Mrs. Armwood's Hydrographic Adventure on the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER
pdf 8.2 Mb
A story book about a real teacher's adventures working with scientists on board one of NOAA's research ships, the Fairweather. teacheratsea.noaa.
gov/books/
Prince William's Oily Mess
pdf 3.7 Mb
Habitat recovery after Exxon Valdez Oil Spill - includes online activity and lesson plan about thinking like a scientist. oceanservice.noaa.
gov/education/
The Lionfish Invasion
pdf 892 Kb
Text, short videos and lesson ideas about the lionfish and other invasive species which are having severe impacts on native ecosystems. oceanservice.noaa.
gov/education/
Jet Stream Topic Matrix Resource on meteorology includes many student activities incorporated into a tutorial for teachers. srh.noaa.gov/
srh/jetstream/
Sea Turtle Case Study This website provides advanced students (high school and up) with information and a case study about sea turtles. nmfs.vt.edu/case
study.htm
Sea Bass Case Study This website provides advanced students (high school and up) with information and a case study about sea bass. nmfs.vt.edu/case
study.htm
Marine Protected Area Case Study This website provides advanced students (high school and up) with information and a case study about marine protected areas. nmfs.vt.edu/case
study.htm
Marine Protected Areas
pdf 948 Kb
This fact sheet highlights some of the different types of marine protected areas designated by federal agencies. mpa.gov/
Marine Debris Fact Sheet
pdf 212 Kb
Learn how marine debris has become one of the most pervasive pollution problems facing the world's oceans and waterways and what can be done to solve the problem. marinedebris.noaa.gov
/marinedebris101/
resources.html
Understanding Marine Debris
pdf 648 Kb
This poster provides a concise explanation of the debris problem. marinedebris.noaa.gov
/marinedebris101/
resources.html
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