Interactive Ocean Games

In My Ocean, kids take a journey through the major oceans of the world, learn about food chains, the ocean’s health, and conservation of the world’s largest ecosystems.

In the Toothpick Tylosaurus activity, kids use toothpicks to make a skeleton model of a prehistoric sea reptile. The Sea Creature Trading Cards activity invites kids to create and trade a set of 6 prehistoric marine reptile cards loaded with fun facts.

In the Make Your Own Waves interactive, children use a wave simulator to make waves of different sizes.  In the process they discover what factors influence wave size and speed. In the Introduction to Waves activity, children learn about the bodies of water where waves form, and make observations about waves they make with a pan of water.  In Food Web Fun, kids build a simulated marine ecosystems.

Each of the activities and games provides guidances and background resources for teachers.

Nautilus Live

Nautilus Live provides live and archived video feed and blog journals of deep sea explorations. The focus of the exploration program is on marine biology, geology and archaeology. Tons of amazing photos and video of marine life and deep sea finds.

Estuary Education Resources

From site:   Welcome to Estuaries.Gov where we aim to advance estuarine and coastal literacy. Explore these living classrooms and laboratories Рour estuaries -, discover their importance and beauty, and learn what you can do to protect them.

Estuaries.Gov helps educators bring the beauty and the importance of estuaries into¬†classrooms¬†and educational programs. This site provides, primarily, an avenue for elementary, middle and high school students, and their teachers, to learn more about estuaries,¬†research, and explore NOAA¬ís ¬ďliving laboratories¬Ē –¬†the National Estuarine Research Reserves.

Estuaries.Gov delivers scientific information and real-time data in a meaningful¬†form for anyone interested in estuaries ¬Ė or simply in need of¬†a reliable resource. It provides current information on a variety of educational and stewardship related opportunities offered at local estuarine research reserves, and the most recent research results of estuarine science. Volunteers working on coastal or estuarine related issues; formal or informal educators; parent’s looking for supplementary materials; home-schoolers; students; representatives of non-profit, after school programs, private conservation, or other community groups who are interested in estuarine and coastal issues are all among those who can also¬†benefit from the information presented on estuaries.gov.

Rivers Videos and Pictures

NeoK12 offers a selection of kid-safe videos on rivers, their features, the erosion and deposit cycle and several significant rivers including the Nile, Amazon and Zambezi.  There are also pictures and tools kids and teachers can use to create presentations on rivers.

All lessons and videos on NeoK12 have been reviewed by K-12 teachers.

Ocean Videos & Quizzes

NeoK12 has several videos on oceans and marine life and animals, including interactive quizzes on ocean facts.  NeoK12 kid-friendly videos are selected for their educational value.

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