August 13, 2019

The ocean covers more than 70% of this planet; it ignites our curiosity and impacts our lives every day (no matter how near or far from its beaches you are). Bring the sea to life with Ocean First Education’s interactive, online marine science content.

Elementary Marine Science Content
kelp forestGet your math, reading, language arts, or science lesson started out on the right foot with a short, ocean-themed Explorer Series! Designed to engage young learners in the coming lesson, the Explorer Series cover a variety of topics and each includes a narrated video, a collection of facts, and a set of open-ended discussion questions. For students who want to learn more about the creatures that inhabit the ocean, the Explorer Series is an easy way to start.

Dive a little deeper with our 360 Lesson Plans and 360 Virtual Field Trips. Bring the ocean into your home and engage your visual learner with high definition 360 videos recorded at various locations around the world. Enhance your current science scope and sequence with a quick trip to the kelp forests of California, coral reefs of Indonesia, shipwrecks of the Caribbean and South Pacific, or the frigid landscape of Antarctica. The 360 Lesson Plans include a single 360 video and accompanying lesson plan, while the Virtual Field Trips are a week-long excursion, complete with a lesson plan per day, multiple 360 videos, HD videos, and images.

Middle School Marine Science Content
Getting a middle school student excited about reading can be difficult, so give them something they might want to read! white shark.Let them sink their teeth into The Truth About Sharks, where they will learn more about the natural history of sharks and the important role these apex predators play in the marine ecosystem. Perhaps the ancient and slower-paced sea turtles are more to the liking of your future Jacques Cousteau! We have a variety of short courses designed to keep your middle school adventurer interested while learning about various topics in biology. They will not only read about the topic of their choice, but engage in a variety of interactive opportunities all within the ad-free safety of our secure, online learning platform.

Is your student a visual learner? We created 360 Lesson Plans and 360 Virtual Field Trips for middle school students as well. Change up your regularly scheduled program with a 360 video into the coral reefs of Komodo, Indonesia, the kelp forests of California, or the shipwrecks of the South Pacific. Each 360 Lesson Plan includes a standards-based lesson plan that can be added to your current scope and sequence, or make a week of it and take your student on a 360 Virtual Field Trip.

High School Marine Science Content
green turtle.While any of the short courses would suit the needs of a high school student, we designed a course specifically for them, Marine Science 101. Make some waves this year and slide from the terrestrial to the marine. Introduce standard biology, ecology, and environmental theories through the lens of the ocean. We’re all familiar with the classic wolves and deer ecology example; try sharks, sea turtles, and fish for a unique look at the same ideas! Complete with narrated videos, 360 videos, research articles, images, graphics, game-like interactives, and online assessments, Marine Science 101 is designed to be a semester or year-long science elective.

Provide your budding marine biologist with a curriculum they can dive into!

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