Curriculum

The Directorate staff manages and supports the overall objectives and mission of the NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology.

 

Nemo Unit #

Name

Summary

# primary (p) and supplementary (s) files

Start Here

1 p

 

Glossary

Glossary (pdf)

 

1

Intro to NEMO

General information about the curriculum, careers and National Ocean Sciences Bowl

Lesson 1 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Extra Bowl Questions (powerpoint), NMFS VA Tech (pdf), Scholarship Info (pdf)

Lesson 1 Complete (zip)

2

Ocean Exploration

Navigation; history of ocean science

Lesson 2 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Video (wmv)

Lesson 2 Complete (zip)

3

Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification

Lesson 3 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf)

Lesson 3 Complete (zip)

4

Biogeochemical Cycle

Biogeochemical cycles, focus on carbon

Lesson 4 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Biogeochemical Cycle (powerpoint)

Lesson 4 Complete (zip)

5

The Dead Zone

Plankton blooms; hypoxia; dead zone formation

Lesson 5 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf)

Lesson 5 Complete (zip)

6

Ocean Layers I

Salinity and stratification

Lesson 6 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf)

Lesson 6 Complete (zip)

7

Ocean Layers II

Temperature, salinity and density

Lesson 7 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Thermocline Activity (pdf)

Lesson 7 Complete (zip)

8

Currents

Thermohaline circulation and wind-driven currents

Lesson 8 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Game (zip)

Lesson 8 Complete (zip)

9

Waves

Shallow and deep water waves; tsunamis

Lesson 9 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf)

Lesson 9 Complete (zip)

10

Tides

Tide causes and classifications

Lesson 10 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf)

Lesson 10 Complete (zip)

11

El Niño

El Niño drivers and characteristics

Lesson 11 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf)

Lesson 11 Complete (zip)

12

Technology I

Satellites and in situ sampling

Lesson 12 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Exploring Sat Images (pdf), Sat Questions, NOSB.Tech (pdf), Vent Activity (pdf), Vent Activity Graphs (pdf)

Lesson 12 Complete (zip)

13

Plate Tectonics I

Earth layers and plates

Lesson 13 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf)

Lesson 13 Complete (zip)

14

Plate Tectonics II

Plate motion

Lesson 14 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Student Activity (pdf), Answer Key (pdf)

Lesson 14 Complete (zip)

15

Sediments

Sediment composition; types of ooze

Lesson 15 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Sediment Activity (pdf), Sediment Alt (pdf), Sediment Activity Answer Key (pdf)

Lesson 15 Complete (zip)

16

Coastal Dynamics

Active/passive coasts; deltas; erosion

Lesson 16 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Shoreline Change Student (pdf), Shoreline Change Teacher (pdf)

Lesson 16 Complete (zip)

17

Plankton

Plankton identification and types

Lesson 17 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf)

Lesson 17 Complete (zip)

18

Invertebrates

Types of invertebrates; sampling techniques

Lesson 18 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf)

Lesson 18 Complete (zip)

19

Vertebrates I

Fish classification; sustainable seafood

Lesson 19 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), FishWatch (pdf), Fisheries Gear (pdf)

Lesson 19 Complete (zip)

20

Vertebrates II

Marine mammals

Lesson 20 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Video (wmv)

Lesson 20 Complete (zip)

21

Marine Ecosystems

Ecosystem definition; marine ecosystem types; ecosystem-based management

Lesson 21 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Blue Crab Information Sheet (pdf)

Lesson 21 Complete (zip)

22

Marine Policy

Legislative mandates as related to fisheries, pollution, climate, and the ocean in general

Lesson 22 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf)

Lesson 22 Complete (zip)

23

Technology II

AUVs, ROVs

Lesson 23 (powerpoint), Teacher's guide (pdf), Video 1 (wmv), Video 2 (wmv), GPS Technology (pdf), GPS Worksheet (pdf), GPS Answer Key (pdf), ROV Activity (pdf), States Map (pdf))

Lesson 23 Complete (zip

 

Acknowledgments

This curriculum was created by Laura Oremland, Rebecca Gasper and Samantha Brooke. Special thanks to John Oliver and Molly Harrison for their support.

Development of the NEMO Curriculum would not have been possible without the following reviewers:

Name

Organization

Position Title

Melissa Andersen

NMFS/OPR

Fishery Biologist

Guillermo Auad, PhD

USDOI/Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Physical Oceanographer

Jonathan Blythe, PhD

NESDIS/NODC

Biological Oceanographer

Kristan Blackhart

NMFS/OST

Contractor

Steven Bograd, PhD

NMFS/SWFSC

Supervisory Research Oceanographer

Samantha Brooke

NMFS/OST

Fishery Biologist

Todd Christenson

UMES/Cooperative Science Center

Program Manager

Lora Clarke, PhD

NMFS/OPR

Program Coordinator

Jeannine Cody

NMFS/OPR

Fishery Biologist

Kathleen Meehan Coop

Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Director, NOSB

Robert Freeman

U.S. Navy

Public Affairs Officer for the Oceanographer of the U.S. Navy

Amy Hapeman

NMFS/OPR

Fishery Biologist

Molly Harrison

NMFS/OAA

National Education Coordinator

Dvora Hart, PhD

NMFS/NEFSC

Operations Research Analyst

Michael Jech

NMFS/NEFSC

Research Fish Biologist

Kirsten Larsen

NMFS/OST

Fishery Biologist

Stephanie Oakes, PhD

NMFS/OST

Fishery Biologist

Todd O'Brien

NMFS/OST

Biological Oceanographer

Kenric Osgood, PhD

NMFS/OST

Chief, Marine Ecosystems Division

Frank Schwing, PhD

NMFS/SWFSC

Supervisory Research Oceanographer

George Sharman, PhD

NESDIS/NODC

Special Assistant for Communications

Mridula Srinivasan, PhD

NMFS/OST

Program Manager/Marine Biologist

David Stanton

NMFS/OST

Visual Information Specialist

Steve Storck

USEC/OED

Contractor

Cara Wilson, PhD

NMFS/SWFSC

Research Oceanographer

Using the NEMO Curriculum

Each lesson contains a PowerPoint presentation and a Teacher's Guide PDF file. In some cases, lessons contain other supplementary files that are referred to in the Teacher's Guide. Please note that there is a stand-alone Glossary file containing definitions of bold terms throughout the Teacher's Guides. All PDFs can be read with Adobe Acrobat or Preview (Mac OS). Some of the PowerPoint presentations have embedded video files. Your computer must have QuickTime or Windows Media Player to play these videos. If the videos do not start automatically when clicked in the slide show presentation, try opening the video files directly from the lesson folder.


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