Marine Science introduces students to oceanography through a review of earth science concepts, investigation of physical and chemical ocean systems, the exploration of marine organisms and ecology, and the role of climate change in both marine and global systems. Students read and dissect scientific literature; integrate their knowledge of marine ecological systems into practical applications of science; and bridge connections between science, society, and political interests. Perhaps most importantly, students foster critical thinking skills and a keen understanding of the scientific process necessary to become well-informed and scientifically aware citizens, whether students’ futures directly involve marine science or not. Students learn through virtual and at-home laboratory exercises; scientific literature analysis; reading and video assignments; and research using online journals and current oceanographic data. This work is largely collaborative as students engage with the teacher and with their classmates on projects and labs. There is a significant emphasis on the application of creativity and innovation in dealing with environmental challenges.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of high school laboratory science or instructor permission
Approved by: the NCAA
Course Year: September 2018 - May 2019
“This class has been so much different then any class I've taken during my high school experience. I have adapted to online learning and have grown to be more able to tackle different learning experiences. I have enjoyed the wide array of projects, videos, and discussions much different than I have had in any class before. I have really enjoyed this method of learning as well as the content."
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BS Eckerd College
MA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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