What are some local actions we can take to protect our global ocean? In this Flipside Science unit, designed for a middle school audience, we'll dive into the issues affecting our oceanic resources and biodiversity. Here you'll find videos and activities on topics like plastic pollution in the ocean and marine invasive species.
Videos in This Series
Around the world, many coral reefs are in hot water. How can we preserve these important and diverse ecosystems?
Invasive species and nutrient pollution threaten the health of the oceans. How can we reduce their impacts?
Did you know that the choices we make when ordering seafood can impact the health of the ocean?
Plastic debris is abundant in the ocean, and it isn't good for marine life. Let's keep our oceans plastic-free.
Classroom Activities and More
Browse our collection of classroom activity ideas to use with the Healthy Ocean series videos.
Print discussion questions for your students to reflect on while they watch each video.
Some of the vocabulary in the videos in this series might be new to your students. Print vocab handouts here!
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What is ocean acidification, and who is affected by it? Engage your students in a mock conference on the issue.
How are some corals able to bounce back from bleaching events?
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Can we use a model to predict the impacts of nutrient pollutants on an aquatic ecosystem?
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