Download Free Curricular Materials to Learn More About Ocean Health
Pacific Science Center has developed a K-8 Teacher’s Guide and an Informal Educator’s Toolkit for you to use in your classrooms, museums, or after school enrichment programs. Lessons and activities in these materials are designed to complement the Around the Americas expedition and enhance student learning about ocean health, including ocean acidification, coral ecology and sustainable fishing.
All lessons are aligned to the Centers for Ocean Science Excellence in Education (COSEE) ocean literacy principles and U.S. and Canadian standards. Activities includes extensions, resources and background, and ideas to adapt the lesson to younger students.
Around the Americas K-8 Teacher’s Guide
The Teacher’s Guide includes six inquiry-based lessons designed for use in the classroom. The lessons target grades 6-8 and include suggestions for teaching younger students.
Click HERE to download the full guide (9 MB .pdf file), or download each lesson (.pdf files) separately by clicking on the links below:
Introduction and Route Map
Lesson 1: Coral, Carbon Dioxide and Calcification
Lesson 2: Inquiry into Ocean Acidification
Lesson 3: Ocean Currents and Marine Debris
Lesson 4: Aerosols and Clouds
Lesson 5: Snapping Shrimp
Lesson 6: Sustainable Fisheries
Recommended Teacher Resources
Around the Americas Informal Educator’s Toolkit
The Informal Educator’s Toolkit includes three activities and is intended for use in museums and after-school programs.
Click HERE to download the full guide (7 MB .pdf file) download each lesson (.pdf files) separately by clicking on the links below:
We invite you to provide feedback on the lessons by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.