The Ocean Sciences Sequence for Grades 6Ò8: The OceanÒAtmosphere Connection and Climate Change was developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science with support from NOAA and in partnership with Rutgers University Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences. The sequence is correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), with an emphasis on the Practices of Science as called for in NGSS and A Framework for K-12 Science Education. It also has significant overlap with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and are closely aligned to Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts of Ocean Sciences for Learners of All Ages. The Ocean Sciences Sequence will provide educators the tools to teach essential science concepts in the unique and important context of climate change. The Ocean Sciences Sequence for Grades 6-8 covers the following topics:
Unit 1: How do the ocean and atmosphere interact? (12 sessions)
Unit 2: How does carbon flow through the ocean, land, and atmosphere? (9 sessions)
Unit 3: What are the causes and effects of climate change? (12 sessions)
Each Ocean Sciences Sequence for Grades 6-8 comes with the following materials:
1 set of TeacherÌs Guide Booklets
1 copy of the student Notebook for each unit
1 Copymaster for each unit
1 set of Color Sheets
1 class set of Color Cards
1 DVD loaded with simulations and digital resources
*Accompanying kit materials, if desired, can be self-sourced using our Ocean Sciences Sequence Kit Guide.
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