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View Resource Introduction to the Ctenophora

This site provides an introduction to ctenophores, or "comb jellies". Site includes links to information on Cnidarians (jellyfish, etc.), echinoderms, and sponges. Two images of ctenophores are included.

View Resource Scars of Evolution

This radio broadcast explores the history of and evidence for the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (AAH), an idea about human evolution developed 45 years ago by Sir Alister Hardy. The origin of physical characteristics that set us apart from other apes are considered, such as: bipedalism, which may have evolved from standing in water to harvest shellfish; large brains, which need iodine, DHA...

View Resource NOAA Ocean Explorations Lesson Plans

This website provides access to over 160 lesson plans developed by scientists and educators during NOAA's 2001-2004 Ocean Explorer field seasons. Search by grade level, geographical region, subject, specific expedition, or keyword. Lessons correspond with a NOAA exploration, can be supplemented with daily mission logs, images and video. They include: Learning Objectives, Background Information,...

View Resource American Museum of Natural History: Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

This Web site is the online companion to the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The Educational Resources section provides links to dozens of AMNH activities and articles, mainly geared toward elementary school students. Also, the online guide to the exhibit is itself a terrific educational resource. For example, the Dioramas section offers great...

View Resource Water on the Web: Curricula

Water is the essential element of life, and efforts to understand it and its use (and abuse) can form part of an essential learning experience in the natural sciences classroom. Created by the University of Minnesota (in tandem with a wide range of other organizations), the Water on the Web curricula website offers instructional materials in two areas: basic science and water science. In the...

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