Last updated: 06-19-2017

Internal Lesson Plans

2017 Lesson Plans:

Coral Reefs: Assessing the Health of Coral Reefs (Grade Level 5-8)

Molecular: Atoms and Water Molecules (Grade Level 1-2)

Climatology: Climate versus Weather (Grade Level 5-8)

Nutrients: How’s the Water? (Grade Level 3-5)

Ecology: Invasive Species (Grade Level 3-5)

Marine Biology: Life in the Twilight Zone (Grade Level 1-3)

Biology/Zoology: Measuring Whales and Graphing Results (Grade Level 1-4)

Oceanography: Ocean in Motion (Grade Level 5-8)

Estuarine Ecology: Quantifying (Measuring) Healthy Ecosystems (Grade Level 5-8)

Marine Biology: Sea Turtle Life Cycle (Grade Level 3-5)

Life Science/Biology: Taxonomy and Classification (Grade Level K-2)

Life Sciences: What is a Dichotomous Key? (Grade Level  3-5)

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Harmful Algal Bloom Detectives in the Gulf of Mexico: Lesson Plan on HABs from Chris Simoniello

Edible Trawl, A Lesson on Sampling: Lesson Plan on Sampling from Chris Simoniello

Plate Tectonics: Lesson Plan on Plate Tectonics from Chris Simoniello.

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External Lesson Plans

NOAA Adopt A Drifter Program:

Tides Tutorial:

Currents Tutorial:

Science with NOAA Research

Monitoring Estuarine Water Quality:

MBARI Education and Resources Testing Hypotheses (EARTH):

Rutgers C.O.O.L. Classroom:


DLESE Lessons using Real Time Data:


COSEE Networked Ocean World:


Gulf of Mexico Foundation:

NERRs Curricula:

EPA curricula: