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Activity: What is an Ocean Ecosystem?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Time: One 45 min. class session

Materials
  • Copies of student worksheet Ocean Life
  • Post-it notes
  • Chart paper
  • computers
Guiding Questions
  1. What type of organisms live in the ocean?
  2. Why is it important to study ocean ecosystems?
  3. How do energy resources affect ocean life?
Plan

    • Guiding Questions to ask during this part of the activity: What did you learn from watching the video? How does learning about ocean ecosystems help us minimize the impact of the energy resources?
    • Students complete corresponding Ocean Life worksheet
  • Interactive My Ocean game from National Geographic
    • Guiding Questions to ask during this part of the activity: What did you observe from this activity about ocean life? What were your findings? What new things did you learn about marine organisms?
  • Discourse- How did what we learn from the video help us to better understand how to minimize the energy impact on the ocean environment?
Differentiation
  • Give modified worksheet with fill-ins
ELL Modification
  • Students can partner with an English speaking student to help with the computer activity
Check for Understanding: Students completion of video worksheet and responses during discourse.
download.jpgCommotion in the Ocean Activity What is an ocean ecosystem.pdf


Use with the Commotion in the Ocean Master Lesson Plan



by Science Generalist at 3:09 PM in Activity, Elementary, Life Science
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