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High School Marine Science

Pre Requisites



Since the beginning of time, humans have relied on the ocean. But as our planet continues to change over time, human activity has impacted the environment. In the marine science course, students explore the watery depths of our own planet in order to understand just how vital the ocean is to our existence. Throughout the course, students meet marine animals and learn about their interactions with each other and their environment. Students tour the evolving seafloor, where they encounter trenches, volcanoes, and ridges. Along the way, students hang ten as they discover waves, currents, tides, and other physical interactions between the ocean and the land. Finally, students study the impacts of chemical processes on our blue planet and how they affect the water, the atmosphere, and our climate. With a focus on conservation, this course shows students that the ocean connects us all, across distance and even time. Hang on—it’s going to be an amazing journey.

Segment One

Module 01 - Ocean Exploration

  • Introduction to Marine Science
  • Ocean Exploration
  • Ocean Zones
  • Properties of Water

Module 02 - Water World

  • Plate Tectonics
  • Ocean Formation
  • Ocean’s Impact on Weather
  • Ocean’s Impact on Climate
  • Air and Sea Interactions

Module 03 - Oceans in Motion

  • Seasons of Change
  • Ocean’s Systems
  • Surf's Up
  • Tides and Currents
  • Coastal Dynamics

Segment Two

Module 04 - Marina life

  • Marine Biodiversity
  • Ecosystem Health
  • Marine Populations
  • Adaptations
  • Marine Habitats

Module 05 - Aquatic Interactions

  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Food Webs and Energy Transfer
  • Marine Relationships
  • Human Impact on Marine Life
  • Biotechnology
  • Pollution

Module 06 - Marine Conservation

  • Conservation
  • Research and Resources
  • Future of an Ocean Planet

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