Bridge: Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services

Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center, is a growing collection of on-line marine education resources. It provides educators with accurate, useful, content-correct and content-current marine and data information on global, national, and regional marine science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach. The Resource Pavilion provides links to lesson plans and curriculum units for K-12 classrooms, while the Data Port section provides links to on-line data sets, including tips on how to use these data in the classroom. Specific classroom activities using data are detailed and updated on a monthly basis. A communication section provides access to listservs and ask-a-scientist services. Ocean science information sites are linked by discipline or topic, including biology, chemistry, physics, marine geology, ecology, atmopshere, and human activities. Current on-line expeditions and event-specific activities are highlighted on the front page.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Biological, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Marine Resources, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources, Collection, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities
Inquiry Level: Step-By-Step Instruction, Open-Ended Exploration, Guided Inquiry
Special Interest: Global/National Issue, Computer-Based, Local Issue
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data, Illustrating concepts and ideas
Topics: Ocean:Chemical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography , Ocean, Physical Oceanography, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Climate, Atmosphere, Solid Earth, Biosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources