Ocean Science in the Classroom

by: Julie Lambert and Suzanne Smith Sundburg

Although ocean or marine science courses can effectively integrate the sciences in ways that stimulate student curiosity and interest, they have not yet received formal recognition for the role they could play in improving science education for secondary students. In this article, the authors discuss why ocean science courses are not as prevalent in high schools and, by contrast, why ocean science courses should be taught. Finally, they present a framework and suggested resources to show teachers how they can align ocean science concepts to the national standards and become more experienced in strategies for teaching these concepts.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2006Stock # tst06_073_06_40Volume 073Issue 06

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