Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Drop in the Ocean

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15 minutes (Part 1); Several class periods (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Food & Hunger, Oceans

Resource Overview

A visual demonstration shows the limited ocean area where most ocean life is found, followed by a discussion and research project exploring how human’s food supply from the oceans can be managed more sustainably.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify what fraction of the ocean is capable of supporting marine life and providing food for the human population.
  • Discuss threats to the ocean’s ability to provide food and ways it can be protected.
  • Conduct research and create a poster or PowerPoint presentation on an overfished species.
Coastal view of the Pacific Ocean

Features of This Resource

  • Lesson plan demo includes a 3-D model of oceans’ photic zone
  • Students determine cause and effect chains
  • Opportunity for finding solutions to real-world problems – students discuss how we preserve the ocean’s health and food-producing capability

How Do I Get This Lesson Plan?

This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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