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Ocean Education

Bring the Ocean Into Your Classroom

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  • Photo: A blue whale diving

    How Big is a Blue Whale?

    Students Discover Just How Big These Giants of the Ocean Are

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Ocean Education

Bring engaging and important ocean learning to your classroom. Use these resources to help your students learn about ocean life, human interactions with the ocean, and the ocean’s physical geography, and to gain the information necessary to formulate their own opinions on ocean-related environmental issues.

Resources for Grades 9-12

  • Photo: Sea turtle face.

    Unit

    Go to our marine ecology unit to find project-based learning resources you can use to teach students about marine ecology, human impacts on the ocean, and ocean conservation.

Illustrations

  • Illustration: Deep Sea Ecosystem

    Marine Ecosystems

    Use these illustrations with students in Grades 3-5 to explore various marine ecosystems.

  • Illustration: Deep Sea Community

    Marine Communities

    Use these illustrations with students in Grades 9-12 to explore various marine ecosystems.

Exploration

  • Photo: Sylvia Earle in a diving suit

    Ocean Exploration

    Did you know that 98% of the ocean remains unexplored? Dive into unknown depths with this GeoStory.

  • Picture of the Mayflower II

    Voyages Across the Ocean

    Be at the forefront of exploration and travel around the globe alongside history's favorite explorers with this GeoStory.

Games

  • My Ocean

    Build your ocean in this fun game! Players learn about the world ocean, marine organisms, and predator-prey relationships.

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Environmental Literacy

  • Photo: Cover of One Ocean - Environmental Literacy Teacher Guide

    One Ocean

    Download this free, reader-friendly guide for teaching about the critical environmental topic of the ocean.

Marine Ecology, Human Impacts, & Conservation

  • Photo: Sea turtle face.

    Unit

    Go to our marine ecology unit to find project-based learning resources you can use to teach students about marine ecology, human impacts on the ocean, and ocean conservation.

Partner Content

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The Ocean

  • Photo: Red snapper

    The Ocean

    Find out what National Geographic offers to support ocean conservation.

  • Picture of a man sitting on a beach in Australia

    Ocean Views

    Dive into ocean issues with this blog from National Geographic's Ocean Initiative.

  • Photo: Fish lying in person's hand.

    Ocean for Life

    See how students from around the world connect to the ocean through photography.


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