Junior lifeguard Chloe and her friends set sail on a SoCal citizen science cruise, working with marine scientists to collect data on the health of the Pacific Ocean and create a splashy conservation video for beach visitors.
To write her three bestselling books on the ocean, Susan Casey went deep with great white sharks in California, big-wave surfing icon Laird Hamilton in Hawaii, and wild dolphins around the world.
By conducting their own survey of an outdoor environment, students will examine a method for assessing litter, identify how humans impact the environment, and design solutions for preventing marine debris.
By using a model for how fishing affects marine life populations, students will construct explanations for one of the reasons why fish populations are declining. They will then work to design solutions for ways of making fisheries more sustainable for the animals and the people who depend on them.
In this Flipside Science unit, designed for a middle school audience, we’ll dive into the issues affecting our oceanic resources and biodiversity.
Flipside Science is a youth-powered series that tackles complex environmental topics and empowers viewers to make a difference.
A class visit to the market is a good way to learn about the oceans’ resources and how important the oceans are in our everyday lives.