Ocean Literacy Principle #3

Ocean Literacy Principle #3:"The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate."

These activities teach concepts related to this Ocean Literacy Principle

A Hurricane’s Storm Surge Affects Our Estuaries
Students construct a coastal landmass from sand and add features such as tidal creeks and barrier islands. They then add varying amounts of water to see the effects of storm surge on coastal land masses.
Subject: Ocean Geology, Human Impact Grade: 5 - adult Duration: 20 - 60 min
Ocean Literacy Principle: #1, #3, #6, #7
Getting the Big Picture: Reading the Ocean Stories Satellites Tell
Students learn how satellite images can be used to learn about ocean conditions and phytoplankton and learn to generate questions about ocean conditions, processes, and life.
Subject: Ocean Physics, Ocean Biology, Ocean Chemistry, Inquiry Grade: 6 - 12 Duration: 1 to 3 x 50 min
Ocean Literacy Principle: #3, #5, #7
How is Coastal Temperature Influenced By the Great Lakes and the Ocean?
This activity explores how bodies of water can serve as a heat source or sink at different times and how proximity to water moderates climate along the coast. The activity’s combination of laboratory investigation, map study, and graphing applies different learning styles and provides practice in important science processes.
Subject: Ocean Physics Grade: 7 - 8 Duration: 45 - 60 mins
Ocean Literacy Principle: #3
Ocean Home
A kinetic game exploring the effects of climate change on marine species distribution. In this activity, students will model, on a human-sized board game, how changes in water temperature may affect fisheries, learning concepts related to physiology, climate change, and sea surface temperature.
Subject: Ocean Physics, Ocean Biology Grade: 4 - 9 Duration: 45 mins
Ocean Literacy Principle: #3, #5, #6
The Carbon Cycle Game
A kinetic game in which students take a trip through some of the reservoirs of the carbon cycle. Students visit stations representing stops along the carbon cycle, collecting beads along the way. They then diagram and compare their journeys, learning about biogeochemical processes, photosynthesis and respiration.
Subject: Ocean Chemistry Grade: 8 - 12 Duration: 20 - 45 min
Ocean Literacy Principle: #2, #3