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PBL: What are Ocean Ecosystems?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Level 3 Question(s) Addressed: ​ ​
  • What are ocean ecosystems?
Date(s): Day 14-16 ​
Content Standard(s): NOS Aspects
  • SOL 5.6
  • SOL 5.1

  • Science demands evidence
  • Natural world is understandable.
  • Social activity
  • Scienctific knowledge is durable
Student Objective(s) for this lesson:
  1. TSW describe key functions of an ocean ecosystem.
  2. TSW construct and interpret a model of a marine food web.
  3. TSW identify how the characteristics of the ocean affect where organisms live.
Misconceptions to address in this lesson:
  1. Marine organisms live at the bottom of the ocean
  2. Marine life is the same throughout the ocean
Safety Concerns in this lesson:
  • None
download.jpgCommotion in the Ocean PBL What are ocean ecosystems.pdf


Related Activities:
#1 What is an ocean ecosystem?
[download.jpgCommotion in the Ocean Activity What is an ocean ecosystem.pdf] Link
#2 What plants and animals live in or near the ocean? Life in the Food Chain (DOE)
[download.jpgCommotion in the Ocean Activity Ocean Plants and Animals.pdf] Link
#3 Why do some animals live in deeper water than others? What lives in different ocean zones? (Disneynature Oceans Educators Guide)
[download.jpgCommotion in the Ocean Activity Different Ocean Zones.pdf] Link

Related Master Lesson Plan:
Commotion in the Ocean Master Lesson Plan


by Science Generalist at 3:07 PM in Elementary, Problem Based Learning/PBL, Life Science
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