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Learning Recommendations:

General Description:

  • Laboratory course that meets a science requirement for graduation. 
  • Meets descriptions of lab-based science course for college entrance requirements as outlined by the Washington Student Achievement Council.
  • Uses the McGraw Hill textbook Marine Biology, used in both high school and college courses.

Content:  The content includes, but is not limited to:

  • Chemical, physical and geological aspects of the marine environment
  • Ecology of various sea zones
  • Marine communities
  • Diversity of marine organisms
  • Characteristics of major marine ecosystems
  • Characteristics of major marine phyla/divisions
  • Interrelationship between man and ocean

Strategies:  Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Lecture/discussion
  • Inquiry-based laboratory work
  • Modeling
  • Dissections
  • Demonstrations (teacher or student-directed)
  • Field trips (at least one per semester)
  • Student project and research
  • Cooperative learning
  • Interdisciplinary applications to solve problems
  • Communication

Homework:  Outside work is required for independent research, completion of projects, and regular homework assignments given once a week.

Course Fee / Materials: goggles