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Ocean and Coasts Links for Students

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    Specially for Kids - These items are designed especially for children (grades K-5) and provide fun activities for kids to explore the planet they live on.

    Sea Floor Mapping
    Join Cobalt, the Sea Floor Detective, and Saftey Seagull as they explain how scientists map the ocean floor, what nautical charts are and how their used, and why this information is so important. This interactive multimedia Web site is designed for children at the 3rd through 5th grade level and contains animations, movies, fun facts, and much, more! http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education_new/seafloor-mapping

    NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory - This web page allows you to view, copy or download 3 different educational activity books developed by the lab's education staff.  How do biologists research and keep track of sea turtle populations in order to save them?   Learn about wildlife and why caring for their wetland habitat is not just about them.  Think like a shrimp fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico -- there is more to learn about these decapod crustaceans than you think!
    http://galveston.ssp.nmfs.gov/kidstuff/index.html

    Coastal North Carolina Activity Book - This book for young children provides information on Coastal North Carolina coasts and organisms and gives them the opportunity to color, connect the dots, solve mazes, try word searches and more.
    http://www.coastalscience.noaa.gov/education/ncbook.pdf

    Chesapeake Bay Activity Book - This book for young children provides information on the Chesapeake Bay watershed and gives them the opportunity to color, connect the dots, try word searches and even make recipes.
    http://www.coastalscience.noaa.gov/education/cbbook/cbbook.pdf

    Mobile Bay Activity Book - This book for young children provides information on Coastal North Carolina and gives them the opportunity to color, connect the dots, solve mazes, try word searches and more.
    http://www.coastalscience.noaa.gov/education/mbbook.pdf

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    Why is Hawaii's Ocean Important? - A Keiki Activity Book - This book for young children provides information on Hawaii, its fish and its ocean. The booklet provides children with the opportunity to color, make a mobile, play the migration game, try word searches and more.
    http://www.coastalscience.noaa.gov/education/hibook.pdf

    Kohola and Kolea - The Whale and the Plover - This coloring book is written in both Hawaiian and in English.
    www.education.noaa.gov/books/whlplvr/whlplvr.htm

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    Marine Debris Coloring Book - This coloring book helps kids understand how to recognize the hazards of throwing junk into the ocean and overboard from boats.
    www.education.noaa.gov/books/debris/debris1.htm

    Pacific Coral Reef Coloring Book - This coloring book lets kids see the beauty and value of coral reefs.
    www.education.noaa.gov/books/paccoral/pacreef.htm

    Puffy the Puffer Book of Fun Fish Facts - A coloring book for kids that highlights marine trivia, games, mazes, a quiz and more.
    www.education.noaa.gov/books/puffy/puffy.html

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    Habitats of North Pacific Marine Fish - This coloring exercise teaches how fish prefer different parts of the ocean. Temperatures vary in different parts of the ocean, and different fish are adapted to live in these different temperatures. Students color in a map of the North Pacific and then add stickers of different fish species based upon information provided on where the fish like to live. The teacher version, at www.pfeg.noaa.gov/research/publications/PDF/PFELfishteacher.pdf, includes a key showing a correctly completed version. The link provides a downloaded, color printable version of the exercise and "print your own" fish stickers in Adobe Acrobat format. This page takes at least 90 seconds to download. The fish stickers are printed on Avery laser labels, style #5160.
    www.pfeg.noaa.gov/research/publications/PDF/PFELfishkids.pdf

    Arctic & Antarctic Activity Book – In celebration of the 2007/8 International Polar Year, this book for young children provides information on the arctic and Antarctic, their similarities and differences, and gives them the opportunity to color, connect the dots, solve mazes, try word searches and more
    http://www.coastalscience.noaa.gov/education/aabook.pdf

    Coastal Louisiana Activity Book – This book for young children provides information on Coastal Louisiana and gives them the opportunity to color, connect the dots, solve mazes, try word searches and more.
    http://www.coastalscience.noaa.gov/education/labook.pdf

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    Specially for Students - These items are designed especially for students (grades 6-12) to provide a way of learning about the earth in a fun and informative way.

    Marine Careers - The site includes overviews of the fields of marine biology, oceanography, and ocean engineering; a look at what the future is likely to hold for careers in these fields; links to a wide range of additional resources; information on salaries in various marine science fields; and other great stuff. This site is a project of the National Sea Grant College Program and is based on the publication Marine Science Careers: A Sea Grant Guide to Ocean Opportunities. (This is a not a U.S. Government website. NOAA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites).
    www.marinecareers.net

    Office of Response and Restoration - This site for students helps teach about how NOAA and other agencies respond to oil spills and hazardous chemical accidents. It also contains some experiments to try.
    response.restoration.noaa.gov/kids/kids.html

    Spuzzled for Kids - This site takes NOAA images and offers students the chance to put those images into the correct order while also learning more about the environmental work of the Agency. There are four spuzzles in this section: Charting and Navigation, Coasts, Oceans, and Fisheries.
    scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/noaa/spuzzled/index.shtml

    Estuaries - Where Rivers Meet the Sea - This site has two purposes: 1. Provide information on National Estuaries Day activities, such as Estuary Live and local National Estuarine Research Reserve and National Estuary Program events. 2. Serve as a long-term resource for information on the importance of estuaries and the need to protect them. This is an interagency Web site intended to provide students, educators and the general public with information on a variety of estuarine issues.
    estuaries.gov

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    Viewing Protected Marine Species in the Wild - This web page helps the public understand its responsibilities to marine mammals in the wild. The National Marine Fisheries Service is reponsible for managing and protecting whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions, and it has regulations prohibiting feeding these marine mammals in the wild. There are also restrictions as to how close we can get to these animals.
    www.nmfs.noaa.gov/prot_res/MMWatch/MMViewing.html

    National Marine Sanctuaries 'For Students' - National marine sanctuaries are living classrooms that can be explored in person or through interactive digital labs and activities. In the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Prorgam's "For Students" section, you will find games, online story books, marine life encyclopedias, information on marine careers, activities, free materials and other cool stuff.
    http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/students/

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