Other Resources and Links
The Web links below are provided for informational purposes only. Links outside of Ocean Explorer have been checked at the time of this page's publication, but the linking sites may become outdated or non-operational over time.
http://www.gomr.mms.gov/index_common.html - Minerals Management Service Web site
http://www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/lagniapp/chemcomp.pdf (PDF) - "Chemosynthetic Communities in the Gulf of Mexico" teaching guide to accompany a poster with the same title, introducing the topic of chemosynthetic communities and other ecological concepts to middle and high school students.
http://www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/lagniapp/lagniapp.html - Kids Page on the Minerals Management Service Web site, with posters, teaching guides and other resources on various marine science topics
http://www.coast-nopp.org/ - Resource Guide from the Consortium for Oceanographic Activities for Students and Teachers, containing modules, guides, and lesson plans covering topics related to oceanography and coastal processes
http://cosee-central-gom.org/ - Web site for The Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence: Central Gulf of Mexico (COSEE-CGOM)
http://www.ucar.edu/communications/Final_acidification.pdf - “Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs and Other Marine Calcifiers: A Guide for Future Research;” report from a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Geological Survey
Havenhand, J.N., F.R. Buttler, M.C. Thorndyke, J.E. Williamson. 2008. Near-future levels of ocean acidification reduce fertilization success in a sea urchin. Current Biology, 18:R651-R652.
http://www.terrain.org/articles/21/burns.htm - Article on ocean acidification from Terrain.org
http://www.oceana.org/climate/impacts/acid-oceans/ - Oceana article on ocean acidification
http://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/edufun/book/welcome.html#book - A free printable book for home and school use introduced in 2004 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of NOAA; nearly 200 pages of lessons focusing on the exploration, understanding, and protection of Earth as a whole system
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/#Anchor-From-14210 - The Access Excellence Graphics Gallery which offers a series of labeled diagrams with explanations representing the important processes of biotechnology. Each diagram is followed by a summary of information, providing a context for the process illustrated.
http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/bi/1993/ - Activities related to biotechnology from the 1993 Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute.
For More Information
Contact Paula Keener-Chavis, national education coordinator for the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, for more information.
Other lesson plans developed for this Web site are available in the Education Section.