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RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

The following websites contain ICOM-related resources which may be of interest to students and teachers. Additional links will be added as they are identified. To provide feedback, email the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


A Guide to the Coastal Zone of Atlantic Canada

Learning modules looking at 11 different coastal ecosystems. Discover how they were formed, their inhabitants and their relationships with one another.

A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change

This guide covers the science of climate change and the things you can do to help fight it. You can even calculate your own emissions.

Adventures of Lilo the Green Sea Turtle

Through this interactive game, take a journey with Lilo the green sea turtle and encounter the beauty and dangers of the ocean.

All About Maps

Learn about the art and science of cartography - the maps, the mapmakers, and the map-users of history, today, and the future.

Atlas of Canada Learning Resources

Includes map making facts about Canada: Coastline and Shoreline, Bathymetric Areasand much more.

BBC Blue Planet Challenge

The challenge includes the game "Journey to the Deep" to help you visualize and explore marine habitats.

Calculate your Ecological Footprint

A basic questionnaire to calculate a quick and relatively accurate Ecological Footprint for an individual living in North America.

Canadian Geographic Interactive Maps

Interactive world maps, historical maps, funny maps and much more.

Canadian Wildlife Federation WILD Education Instructors

Aimed at both school teachers and informal educators like youth group and community leaders, WILD Education is a professional development program that trains educators to become certified instructors of Project WILD and Below Zero.

CoastWeb

The site provides information about our coasts as well as research by the Geological Survey of Canada.

Coral Reef Creatures Game from National Geographic

Explore coral reefs with your host Captain Peters and learn about the extraordinary organisms that call reefs home in this trivia game from National Geographic.

Dive and Discover: Expeditions to the Sea Floor

Learn about deep sea environments with classroom activities, videos and more from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Earth ED/Éduc terre

Searchable catalogue with listings to assist teachers and other educators in locating relevant environmental education materials, speakers and field trips.

Environment Canada Free Educational Resources for Educators

Find resources to help you bring the environment into your classroom or into the activities of your scout, naturalist or youth group.

Environment Protection Agency's Resources for Students and Teachers

Games, quizes, homework resources and material for educators and parents from the EPA.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Students and Teachers

Students and Teachers can try out some links to libraries around the world, check out what D.F.O. scientists are up to in the Maritimes and Canada and sample some other useful sites for the younger set.

Fundy Issues

Fact sheets about the Bay of Fundy published by the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BOFEP).

Games and Activities from the British National Maritime Museum

Includes Planet Ocean quiz, Maritime Art quiz and Arts and crafts activities for children.

Games from Immersion Learning

A large selection of educational games like "Seal Rescue", "Beluga University" and "My ROV".

Games from the Environment Protection Agency

Games, quizes and other cool stuff for kids grades 1-9.

Geology Resources for Students and Teachers

Activities, lesson plans, teaching resources and answers to questions for students and teachers of geology.

Green Street

Documents available from this pan-Canadian environmental educational program.

Immersion Learning

Immersion Learning is a non-profit science education organization that brings ocean adventures and discoveries from Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, the University of Rhode Island and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration to kids in classrooms, after-school settings and informal learning arenas.

Jake the Puffin's Amazing Adventure

Read about Jake the Puffin's adventure from Newfoundland to Montreal. The full story and activity books can be downloaded from the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Mi-Net from the Marine Institute

Marine Institute's Navigable Education Topics for grades K-12.

NASA Ocean Motion

A comprehensive review of the surface circulation of Earth’s ocean. Features classroom resources at the high school level, including a toolbox of satellite and model data, and quick evaluation quizzes.

National Geographic: About Habitats

Habitat lesson plans on oceans and coasts.

NOAA Education Resources

Resources, links and other materials for students and educators.

NOAA WaterLife Games

These educational games from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration include "Sea Turtles and the Quest to Nest" and "Where Rivers Meet the Sea".

Oceanography Classroom Activities from PBS NOVA

Oceanography classroom activities for grades 3-12 from PBS NOVA.

Remote Sensing and Coral Reefs

Lesson plans and presentations available for download from this curriculum aimed at students in grades 4-6.

Resources for Teachers and Students from the JOIDES Resolution

The JOIDES Resolution is a research vessel with many learning resources on their website, including a section just for kids.

School Programs from the Maratime Museum of the Atlantic

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic offers school programs and tours which can be booked by Nova Scotian teachers and other educational groups.

The Eco Student Blog

This blog is written by EPA employees, educators and students and concerns all the great things students are doing and can do to help the environment.

USA Oceanography Quiz

Test yourself in this quiz about bodies of water in and around the United States.

Watching over our planet from space: A kit for kids

Includes an introduction to remote sensing, hands-on activities and a supplemental reading section, all with satellite imagery, photography and illustrations.

WhaleNet

Interactive educational website focusing on whales and marine research aimed at teachers, students and the public.

Winged Ambassadors: Ocean Literacy Through the Eyes of Albatross

Albatrosses, charismatic and threatened seabirds, are ambassadors for a clean ocean because they traverse vast oceanic regions searching for floating food. Along their journeys, they ingest plastic trash and feed it to their chicks. These five lessons comprise new and modified activities, using inquiry-based science instruction, aligned to standards for grades 6 – 8 with extensions for grades 9 – 12.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 16:49

 

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