The Podcast of Life series is brought to you by the Encyclopedia of Life and Atlantic Public Media with a consortium of marine education network partners. The podcasts highlight marine species with high kid appeal and rich, relevant classroom resources available through the education partners. Each activity also covers one or more of the Ocean Literacy principles.
See below for activities and links to resources:
Activity Disappearing Marine Iguanas: A Case of Population Collapse
Source: National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Overview: Students read a case study about the link between El Nino Southern Oscillation and population decline in Galapagos marine iguanas and answer questions following each of three parts.
Age Level: ages 14-18, grades 9-12
Subject Areas: Ocean Life
Keywords: case study, ENSO, marine iguanas, marine reptiles, map/chart
United States National Science Standards: Non included
Ocean Literacy Principles (OLP): 3c, 5f
Activity: Marine Reptiles
Source: University of Arizona Marine Discovery
Overview: Students learn about sea snakes, crocodiles, marine iguanas, and sea turtles by making observations about preserved specimen.
Age Level: ages 8-11, grades 3-5
Subject Areas: Marine Life
Keywords: biology, crocodiles, discussion, marine iguanas, marine reptiles, sea snakes, sea turtles
United States National Science Standards: Included
Ocean Literacy Principles (OLP): 5d
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