MS Module 1 : Introduction to Marine Science
Lesson 1 : What is Marine Science?
Standards: SC.912.N.2.1, SC.912.N.2.5
Objectives: (1) Understand that Marine Science is a broad field that covers the link between oceanography and marine biology; (2) Describe the many various sub-fields that marine scientist study including marine geology, chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, marine biology, biological oceanography, etc.
Essential Question: What do marine scientists study?
Vocabulary: marine, marine science, marine biology, oceanography, chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, geological oceanography, biological oceanography
Assigned Reading: Castro Marine Biology pp. 1-2
Assignments: 1-1 Cornell Notes; What is Marine Science Asmt (Intro, GP & IP)
Lesson 2 : The History of Marine Science
Standards: MA.912.S.1.2, MA.912.S.3.2, SC.912.N.1.2, SC.912.N.1.6, SC.912.N.1.7, SC.912.N.2.4, SC.912.N.2.5
Objectives: (1) Understand that humans have a long history of interaction with the oceans. (2) Construct timeline of major discoveries in marine science from BCE through present.; (3) Plot and analyze data on a marine map. (4) Summarize a marine discovery and how science was utilized in that discovery.
Essential Question: How has the development of technology impacted our interactions and study of the ocean?
Vocabulary: navigation, expedition, scientific inquiry, quantitative, qualitative
Assigned Reading: Castro Marine Biology pp. 2-7
Assignments: 1-2 Cornell Notes; The History of Marine Science Asmt (Intro, GP & IP); Ocean Timeline (Instructions); Ocean Timeline (Handouts); Ocean Map (Instructions); Ocean Map (Handout)
Lesson 3 : The Process of Science
Standards: SC.912.N.1.2, SC.912.N.1.3, SC.912.N.1.7, SC.912.N.2.1, SC.912.N.2.4, SC.912.N.2.5
Objectives: (1) Understand that science is a process of investigation into the natural world and includes the knowledge generated through that process. (2) Plot and analyze migratory patterns of marine animals. (3) Compare & contrast migration patterns of marine organisms. (4) Predict factors that influence migration of marine organisms. (5) Identify how technology advancements and creativity help scientists track marine organisms.
Essential Question: What role has the process of science played in the study of the ocean?
Vocabulary: hypothesis, experiment, natural satellite, artificial satellite, ROV, migration
Assigned Reading: Castro Marine Biology pp. 7-17
Assignments: 1-3 Cornell Notes; The Process of Science Asmt (Intro & IP); Migration Patterns (GP); Jamur Tracking Data; Tools of the Trade (GP)
Additional Resources: Leatherback Sea Turtle Tagging Video (3:03); Leatherback Sea Turtle Observation Video (3:51)