This is the video portal for the ocean sciences teaching videos that were funded by NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration (NOAA OE) and developed by the team at the College of Exploration. Above are links to the currently available videos. These videos were shot in December 2006; one takes place in a middle school classroom and the other takes place in a high school classroom. For more detail about each video and lesson see the descriptions below and the related links to individual pages for each video lesson.
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Below is a brief description of the currently available videos with links to a teacher’s guide to support and enrich the viewing of the videos. The guide walks you through the viewing of the videos, as well as providing other background and supporting materials. The guide includes:
- Background Information about the project
- Background about the NOAA OE curriculum
- The NOAA OE Lesson plans, which form the foundation of the video lesson
- National Science Education Standards
- The videos
- Full teaching video
- Selected shorter video clips
- Technical guide for using the videos
- A selection of guiding questions for your own reflection or for use with pre-service or in-service teacher groups for professional development
- Any related resource materials
(NOAA OE Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration Lesson 2)
Grade Levels portrayed in the video: High School
School: Wando High School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Teacher: Ms. Connie Leverett
Overview: As stated in the curriculum, the focus questions for this lesson are: How can a two-dimensional map be created showing the three-dimensional nature of a landform? What are topographic maps and bathymetric charts?
(NOAA OE Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration Lesson 13)
Grade Level portrayed in the video: Middle School
Location: Santa Monica Alternative School House, Santa Monica, CA
Teacher: Mr. Kurt Holland
Overview: As stated in the curriculum, the focus questions for this lesson are: What happens to the light in the ocean? How do deep-sea creatures compensate for lack of light?