Oceanography for Kids

General Sites

Biomes

Sharks
and
Whales

Various Marine Creatures

Copepods

Marine Mammals

Miscellaneous

Aquariums Online

General Sites:

About Oceans - http://legacy.mos.org/oceans/planet/
                  http://www.pbs.org/oceanrealm/index1.html

                 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageseas/
                 
http://www.seasky.org/sea.html
                  http://www.kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/15-educational/science/93-oceanography.html
                  http://kids.usa.gov/teens-home/science/oceanography
                  http://www.nsf.gov/geo/oce/ocekids.jsp
                  http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/eviau/edit557/oceans/norma/onfrm.htm

Oceans Field Trip with trivia questions and more
          http://www.field-trips.org/sci/oceank/index.htm

Oceanography from Mrs. Seagraves' Web Page - oceanography, fish, mollusks etc.
          http://webspace.webring.com/people/gu/um_8517/oceanography.htm
          http://webspace.webring.com/people/gu/um_8517/underthesea.htm
          http://webspace.webring.com/people/gu/um_8517/marinebiologylinks.htm

Ocean pages for kids  - waves, currents, El Nino, ice bergs, and satellites
           http://oceanworld.tamu.edu/index.html

Learn about the Ocean from the Missouri Botanical Garden
          http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/oceans/index.htm

Franklin Institute - Douglas School kids created an ocean webpage

            http://www.fi.edu/oceans/oceans.html
          Lesson Plans for Teachers from the Franklin Institute

             http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow8/dec98/teach.html
          More Web Resources from the Franklin Institute
             http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow8/dec98/web.html

Oceans from NASA - http://nasascience.nasa.gov/earth-science/oceanography/
       Athena - http://www.mv.k12.wa.us/science/integrated/athena/curric/oceans/index.html
       Data - http://nasascience.nasa.gov/earth-science/oceanography/data-resources/
       Lesson plans - http://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/oceanography/learning-resources/

       Ocean Color From Space -http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/TEACHERS/sanctuary_3.html
                                   http://www.mv.k12.wa.us/science/integrated/athena/curric/oceans/ocolor/index.html

       El Nino lessons -
http://www.mv.k12.wa.us/science/integrated/athena/curric/oceans/elnino/index.html
       Tracking Drifter Buoys -
http://www.mv.k12.wa.us/science/integrated/athena/curric/oceans/drifters/index.html

Oceans Alive from Australia
           http://www.abc.net.au/oceans/alive.htm

Oceans - Worlds of Water from Scholastic
           http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/theme/ocean01.htm

Ocean Unit Lessons - http://biology.arizona.edu/sciconn/lessons2/Chandler/oc_unit.htm
           http://mjksciteachingideas.com/oceans.html
           http://www.montereyinstitute.org/noaa/
           http://www2.vims.edu/bridge/search/bridge1output_menu.cfm?q=lesson&Audience=school
           Powerpoints - http://www.yadkin.k12.nc.us/webpages/jsewell/earthscience.cfm?subpage=904461
          
http://www.edhelper.com/oceans.htm
           http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~greentown/ocean/ocean.htm           

Planet Ocean from Discovery School
           http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/planetocean/

Project Wild Aquatic Education
           http://www.projectwild.org/projectwildwebsite/aquatic/resources.htm
           Activity Guide - http://www.projectwild.org/projectwildwebsite/EducatorResources.htm

Woods Hole Oceanographic
           http://www.whoi.edu/main/k-12

Year of the Ocean

           http://www.yoto98.noaa.gov/kids.htm

        Biomes:

Shorelines, Temperate Oceans, and Tropical Oceans - http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/index.htm
Rocky Shores -
http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/sandy/rocky.htm
Tide Pools -
http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/sandy/tidepool.htm
Barrier Islands - http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/sandy/barrier.htm
Estuaries -
http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/sandy/estuaries.htm

Tide Pools - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tide_pool
Tide Pool page from Maine - http://octopus.gma.org/katahdin/tidepool.html
Contrasts in Blue:Coral Reef/Maine Coast

  
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/contrast/cover.html

Life in a Massachusetts Tidal Pool
  
http://www.whoi.edu/science/B/people/kamaral/tidepools.html
San Diego Tidepool study - My Tidepool, My Home

  
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/valencia/tidepools/

Ocean Environment - Explore the California coast
  
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/valencia/explore/vp.html

The Magic School Bus - Ocean Adventures - Tidal Pools Etc. - scroll down
   http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/magic-school-bus-goes-mussel-beach
   Ocean Floor -
     
http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/educational_activities_k6/90930

Life on the Rocky Shore from ThinkQuest includes tidepool data
   http://library.thinkquest.org/J001418/

Secrets of the Tide Pool from ThinkQuest
   http://library.thinkquest.org/J002608/

   Sharks:
          Secret World of Sharks and Rays from PBS
          http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-secret-world-of-sharks-and-rays/introduction/3338/

                        Sharks from Enchanted Learning
                        http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/sharks/

    The World of Sharks from PBS
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sharks/

    Shocking Sharks from San Diego
    http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/sessions/sharks/

    Sharks and their Relatives
    http://www.buschgardens.org/animal-info/info-books/sharks-&-rays/index.htm
   
http://www.buschgardens.org/infobooks/Sharks&Rays/home.html

    Shark Safari from National Geographic
    
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/sharks/

    Sharks from Kidzone - http://www.kidzone.ws/sharks/
      
    Shark Friends -
http://www.sharkfriends.com/

    Sharks from SeaWorld - http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/Sharks&Rays/home.html

    Australian Sharks - http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/species/sharks/

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Shark Information -
    http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/SearchAnimals.aspx?s=Shark
    Saving Sharks -
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/whiteshark.aspx
    
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_whiteshark/whiteshark_conservation.aspx

    Shark Cam - http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/efc/efc_opensea/open_sea_cam.aspx
        Dallas - http://www.dwazoo.com/animal-cams/
        London - http://www.camvista.com/england/london/sharks.php3

        Whales:

Whales of the World - from Australia
     http://www.omplace.com/omsites/discover/index.html

Whales - http://www.buschgardens.org/animal-info/info-books/killer-whale/index.htm
   http://www.whales.org.au/home.html
   http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/education/whales.htm
   http://www.defenders.org/whales/basic-facts
   http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/whales-giants-of-the-deep
  
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/whales/
   http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/wildlife/animals/whales/what-is-a-whale
   http://www.abc.net.au/oceans/whale/default.htm
   http://www.nfld.com/nfld/other/whales/whales.html
   http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/planetocean/bluewhale.html

 
Whales and Their Habitat Around Man Thinkquest - http://library.thinkquest.org/2946/facts.htm

*Types of Whales Activities - International Wildlife Coalition
     Student pages http://web.archive.org/web/20040701211825/http://iwc.org/teachers_kit/tksix.html
    Teacher pages
http://web.archive.org/web/20040702092358/iwc.org/teachers_kit/tktix.html
*
Whale "Hunt" Activity online search and discovery
     http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/encanto/whalehunt/
*Whalenet - http://whale.wheelock.edu/Welcome.html

      Marine Mammals
             http://netvet.wustl.edu/marine.htm
             http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/index.htm
             http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/education/marine-mammal-information/
             http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/
             http://www.gma.org/marinemammals/index.html
            
             Sea Otters - http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/sea-otter/
                            http://www.defenders.org/sea-otter/basic-facts
                            http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/efc/otter.aspx
                            http://www.seaotter-sealion.org/seaotter/factsseaotter.html
                            http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/northern_pacific_gallery/otters
                            http://marinelife.about.com/od/vertebrates/tp/10-Facts-About-Sea-Otters.htm
                            http://a-z-animals.com/animals/sea-otter/
                            http://library.thinkquest.org/J0111704/
                           

            
Dolphins -    http://www.defenders.org/dolphin/basic-facts
                            http://www.dolphins-world.com/
                            http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-dolphin.html
                            http://teacher.scholastic.com/dolphin/about.htm
                            http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/dolphin.html
                            http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110164/
                            http://library.thinkquest.org/17963/

      Marine Creatures

Turtles -     http://www.gma.org/turtles/index.html
              http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/sea-turtle/index.htm
             
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/prot_res/PR3/Turtles/turtles.html
              http://www.broward.org/NATURALRESOURCES/BEACHANDMARINE/Pages/seaturtles.aspx
              http://www.npca.org/protecting-our-parks/wildlife_facts/seaturtles.html
              http://seaturtles.org/article.php?list=type&type=4
             
http://www.npca.org/marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/seaturtles.asp
             
http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/sea_turtle.html

Tunicates - http://depts.washington.edu/fhlk12/links/StudentProjects/Tun.biology.html
             http://www.coralscience.org/main/articles/reef-species-4/tunicates
             
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/chordata/urochordata.html
             http://www.dnr.state.md.us/mydnr/CreatureFeature/sea_squirts.asp
             http://www.chesapeakebay.net/fieldguide/critter/sea_squirt             

                   http://www.earthlife.net/inverts/ascidiacea.html

Arthropods -  Crustaceans - http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/oceans/animals/crustaceans.htm
                http://animal.discovery.com/marine-life/crustaceans.htm
                http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/crustaceamorpha.html
                http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Crustacea/
                http://www.kidport.com/reflib/science/animals/Crustaceans.htm
                http://www.biology4kids.com/files/invert_crustacean.html

                http://www.floridasmart.com/subjects/ocean/animals_ocean_crust.htm

  
             Crab  - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/Crab.shtml
  
             Shrimp - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/crustacean/Shrimp.shtml

                Lobster - Overview and Activities http://www.gma.org/lobsters/index.html
                                                     http://octopus.gma.org/lobsters/
                   
Lobster Kids Page - http://umaine.edu/lobsterinstitute/education/kids-page/
                   
Lobster anatomy - http://umaine.edu/lobsterinstitute/education/life-of-the-american-lobster/anatomy-biology/
                   
Quiz - http://umaine.edu/lobsterinstitute/education/life-of-the-american-lobster/lobster-quiz/
               
   NGS - http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/lobster/

  
             Barnacles - http://www.mesa.edu.au/friends/seashores/barnacles.html
                             http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/lobster/
                             http://www.whoi.edu/science/B/people/kamaral/Barnacles.html
                             http://library.thinkquest.org/J001418/barnacles.html

               Copepods -  (special thanks to Isabelle for introducing this topic) 
   
                        http://www.nmnh.si.edu/iz/copepod/
                        http://www.marinespecies.org/copepoda/
                       
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/maxillopoda/copepoda.html 
   
                        http://www.pbrc.hawaii.edu/bemf/microangela/gaussia.htm
    
                    http://www.reef.edu.au/asp_pages/secb.asp?FormNo=39
   
                     http://www.at-sea.org/missions/maineevent/docs/copo/bottom.html
   
                    http://www.pbrc.hawaii.edu/~petra/copepod.html
                        http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/crustacean/Copepod.shtml

Mollusks - http://www.seasky.org/reeflife/sea2f.html and http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/oceans/animals/mollusk.htm
     Nudibranches and Crinoids - DiveGallery - http://divegallery.com/
     Nudibranches - http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/nudibranch/
                       http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/AnimalDetails.aspx?enc=VsGX+Lst7QbqrXyWrKMlUA==

     Clams -
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/bivalve/Clamprintout.shtml
              http://animal.discovery.com/marine-life/clam-info.htm
             
           Clam dissection - http://www.biologyjunction.com/clam_dissection.htm

     Mussels -
http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/conn.river/fwmussel.html
               
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mussel

     Cuttlefish -
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/mollusk/cephalopod/Cuttlefishprintout.shtml
     Scallops - http://www.marinelab.fsu.edu/faculty/scallop.html
                 http://www.edc.uri.edu/restoration/html/gallery/invert/bay.htm
                 http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/factsheets/scallop.html
                 http://www.myfwc.com/research/saltwater/mollusc/bay-scallops/information/
                
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/bivalve/Scallopprintout.shtml
                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scallop
     Cowries -
http://www.coralreefnetwork.com/stender/marine/mollusks/gastropods/cowries/cowries.htm
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowry
                http://www.marinelifephotography.com/marine/mollusks/gastropods/cowries/cowries.htm
                http://www.seashellworld.com/cowrie-shells.html

     Octopus -
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/octopus/Octopuscoloring.shtml
                 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/octopus/
                 http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/speciesid/fish_page/fish24a.html              
     Squid -
http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/squid.html
     Nautilus -
http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=168
     Conch -
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/mollusk/gastropod/Conchprintout.shtml
 

Echinoderms - http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/animals/echinod.htm
               
http://www.starfish.ch/reef/echinoderms.html
                
http://www.seasky.org/reeflife/sea2d.html
    
Wonders of the Seas - echinoderms and mollusks from the Oceanic research group
                http://www.oceanicresearch.org/lesson.html

Coral and Anemone - http://www.seasky.org/reeflife/sea2b.html
           
Jellyfish -from Oregon Coast Aquarium -http://www.aquarium.org/jellies/index.htm
           
Coral http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/coral/Coralprintout.shtml
           
Mon of War - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/jellyfish/Manofwar.shtml

Sea Worms - http://www.seasky.org/reeflife/sea2c.html

Porifera - Sponges - http://www.seasky.org/reeflife/sea2a.html
    


Miscellaneous:               
              Oceanography questions and answers from Oceanlink
                 http://oceanlink.island.net/ask/oceanography.html

Tide Chart Index NH
  http://www.maineharbors.com/nh/tidenh.htm
Tide Tables from NOAA - Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
   
http://www.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/tp4days.html
Tide Tables for New Hampshire
  http://www.tidesonline.com/
Tide Tables for Maine and NH
  
http://www.saltwatertides.com/dynamic.dir/maineallsites.html

             Odiorne Point State Park web page
                 http://www.nhparks.state.nh.us/ParksPages/Odiorne/Odiorne.html

             Seacoast Science Center - http://www.seacentr.org/main.html


Ocean lessons from MCPS Connect for Grade 5
   http://web.archive.org/web/20050207120930/http://www.mcps.org/ces/connect/ocean/frames.html

Wet Web - a Thinkquest Junior project
   http://www.thinkquest.org/library/site_sum.html?lib_id=2305&team_id=4065               

NOAA's Resource Guide for Teachers of Marine Science  
      Grades K-12 - includes books, AV materials, Teacher Resources, and Web sites

  
http://swfsc.ucsd.edu/BIBLIOGRAPHY/GUIDE.htm

Marine Life web page from Westport, CT
  
http://teachers.westport.k12.ct.us/resource/marine_life.htm

Teachers' Resources for Oceans Field Trip
   
http://www.field-guides.com/sci/oceank/tr.htm

Magic School Bus CyberGuide from California
       http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/Magic/magictg.htm

Thinkquest Projects about the ocean - http://www.thinkquest.org/library/cat_show.html?cat_id=151

Octopus Report -
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/encanto/octopus/

The Amazing Octopus - http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/octopus/

Lobster Activities - http://www.gma.org/lobsters/lobsterActivities/lobactindex.html



Aquarium Websites for Teachers and Kids:

                   Miami Seaquarium - sea turtles, manatees, pinnipeds, and dolphins -  
                     
http://www.miamiseaquarium.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=57&Itemid=78&date=2006-04-01
                      http://www.miamiseaquarium.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49&Itemid=83&date=2006-04-01
                      http://www.miamiseaquarium.com/content/view/50/83/
                     
http://www.miamiseaquarium.com/content/view/53/74/

                   Monterey Bay Aquarium - http://www.mbayaq.org/                 

                   Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut - http://www.mysticaquarium.org/
                        
Mystic Seaport - http://www.mysticseaport.org/

                   National Aquarium in Baltimore - animal species -  
                  
http://www.aqua.org/animals.html

                   New England Aquarium in Boston - Science and Learning -  
                   http://www.neaq.org/scilearn/index.html

                   Oregon Coast Aquarium - http://www.aquarium.org/jellies/index.htm

                   Shedd Aquarium in Chicago - click on Animals - http://www.sheddnet.org/

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