Healthy Oceans

What are some local actions we can take to protect our global ocean? In this newest Flipside Science unit, Healthy Oceans, your students can dive into the issues affecting our oceanic resources and biodiversity.

About Healthy Oceans

In this unit, you'll find:

  • Four short videos on different ocean-related issues, including ocean acidification, coral bleaching, marine invasive species, sustainable seafood, and plastics in the ocean
  • Resources for class discussions including video discussion questions and student vocabulary guides
  • Post-viewing classroom activities supporting the Next Generation Science Standards and Ocean Literacy Principles
  • Links to real ocean datasets and other useful educational resources

Flipside Science

Flipside Science is a series created by the California Academy of Sciences featuring media-rich units for educators looking to engage their students in design thinking activities around environmental issues. Designed for a middle school audience, but applicable to high school, this series combines short videos hosted by Academy youth with activities connected to the NGSS. Check out our other units on food, water, and energy.

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