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!
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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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.
Kohola and Kolea - The Whale and the Plover
- This coloring book is
written in both Hawaiian and in English.
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.
Pacific Coral Reef Coloring Book
- This coloring book lets kids see the
beauty and value of coral reefs.
Puffy the Puffer Book of Fun Fish Facts
- A coloring book for kids that
highlights marine trivia, games, mazes, a quiz and more.
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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.
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
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.
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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).
Office of Response
- 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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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