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Ocean Literacy

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How are we connected to the ocean and why is it so important? Investigate the seven principles of ocean literacy, which includes understanding the features of the ocean and discovering the fascinating organisms living within it. Learn how humans influence our one big ocean while also depending on it, whether you live by the sea or hundreds of miles from it. So far, we have only explored about five percent of the ocean. Imagine what mysteries and surprises still await intrepid aquanauts.


There are seven essential principles that explain fundamental concepts about the ocean, including physical and living components, local and global effects, human connections, and discovery. We can make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and its resources.


Target Audience: Learners in grades 5-12.


4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Marlee Glasgow is taking this course right now.

    The course is an easy introduction to marine science. Lots of videos and pictures and the interesting facts/mouseovers enhanced the experience. I printed the student guide and am working through the course using it as a guide.
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    Anonymous completed this course.

    It was easy to get through, only seven chapters - and there were lots of pictures and videos. The student guide made it easy for my 8th grader to follow along and the MC assessment was true to the content.

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