Quarter 4 Ecosystems Links
Year in Review Resource Table
Plate Tectonics -- Evidence of plate movement | Cosmology and Astronomy
deep ocean science
The ocean contains a universe of small wonders, an interconnected web of life. Marine microbes are the root of all this life. Below is a simplifed version of how energy and matter are transferred in the ocean. Each box represents a general class of organisms, for example autotrophs.
C-MORE | Education & Outreach
C-MORE Kids' Korner | Home Page Understanding C-MORE’s microbial personality quiz Download the dichotomous key and relationship trees (PDFs in English and Español) to discover how we characterized different marine microbes and incorporated them into our special online microbe personality quiz. Once your students have identified their microbial match, you can use these resources to stimulate discussion in your classroom about how organisms are classified and about the broad range of attributes that enable organisms to occupy various niches. Note: If your students don't have access to computers, you can make — or have them make — a quiz booklet. Just print out the double-sided downloadable microbe personality quiz flipbook (3.2 MB PDFs for grades K–5 in English, and for grades 6 and up in English, Español, or Deutsch), cut each page in half the short way, and then staple into a booklet. “A Day in the Life of Alex Trebek” — Oceanography Jeopardy!
Biodiversity and Evolutionary Trees 3.2 Taxonomy groups species by common traits. Modern taxonomy emphasizes evolutionary relatedness. Explore some principles of taxonomy by sorting twenty shells by their morphological characteristics. Whenever a pictorial index of shells appears, you can click on an image of a shell to open it in a separate window.
Shimon Steinberg: Natural pest control ... using bugs!
Greg Stone: Saving the ocean one island at a time
Barton Seaver: Sustainable seafood? Let's get smart
Quarter 4 Case Study
Brainpop on Ecosystems and Biomes
Quarter 4 Self Assessment