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Ocean Science Unit Study for Kids

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If you’re homeschooling and looking for ocean science or oceanography studies, we gathered these resource sites when we studied oceans. Since my guys are visual and kinesthetic learners, we needed ocean science sites outside of typical textbooks. The links lead to sites with content my guys found helpful and interesting.

Ocean Science – Human Affects on the Carbon Cycle and Our Oceans

Our guys started by studying the affects people have on the oceans. The sites listed in this section focus mostly on how humans affect the oceans and carbon cycle.

What is the Carbon Cycle and Why is it Important to Ocean Science?
The Carbon Cycle.

College level Carbon Cycling Course – The Marine Carbon Cycle.

Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems.

Source of Half Earth’s Oxygen Gets Little Credit.

Boost to CO2 mass extinction idea.

More about the Carbon Cycle and the health of our Oceans:

While researching the affects of people on the oceans, our guys read a lot of additional information about ocean science. The sites listed below aren’t in any particular order, nor do they cover any specific subject. These are just sites my guys found informative. They saved the URLs for further use in their research, which is where the list came from. I hope your child likes these sites as much as my guys did!
Carbon Conundrum.

Oceans Found to Absorb Half of All Man-Made Carbon Dioxide.

Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO).

Testimony on Terrestrial Carbon Dioxide Uptake to US Senate.

Where does most of the world’s oxygen come from?

Oxygen measurements help determine role of oceans and plants in greenhouse.

How do phytoplankton control the carbon cycle?

The Chemistry of the Oceans and Coral Reefs.

The Color of the Ocean.

Carbon Cycle – NASA Carbon Management National Priorities.

Science Unit Studies Resource Sites

Be sure to check out our MAIN Science Page for a list of many additional science topics for kids. Each topic page has links to interactive, audio-visual websites and optional resources to help you with your homeschool science.