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Ocean Floor Topography

Lesson 4

Continental Shelf and Slope

Mid-Ocean Ridge, Abyssal Plain and Trenches

Satellite images of bathymetry

Bathymetry is the study of features and depth to the ocean floor.

Ocean Water Characteristics

Lessons 5,6,7

Effect of temperature

Colder water has a higher density.

Effect of depth, pressure and salinity

The higher the salt concentration, the greater the density.

Prevailing winds and ocean currents

Heat transfer and seasonal changes

Watersheds

Lessons 12,13

Dissolved salt and minerals entering the ocean

Point source and non-point source pollution

Local Water Sampling Study

This allows sharing of information between geographically diverse schools.

Food Webs

Lessons 8,10,11

Importance of phytoplankton

More than half of Earth's oxygen is produced by phytoplankton.

Oxygen content and water temperature effects

Colder water contains more oxygen.

Biodiversity and Adaptations of organisms living in...

Lessons 1,9,14

Coral Reefs, Mangrove Forests, Deep Seas

Open Oceans, Kelp Forests, Polar Seas

Salt Marshes, Rocky Shores

Animal Migrations and Related Issues

Lessons 1,3,15,17

Integration of knowledge learned in the other 5 areas

Use of real-time satellite images to track tagged animals

Importance of our National Marine Sanctuaries

A National Marine Sanctuary is a habitat where scientists study and protect ocean organisms.

Research Analysis and Journal Writing

Lesson 18

Integration of knowledge learned in the other 6 areas

Generating recommendations founded on scientific analysis

Opportunity to communicate with scientists in the field