Jul 312013

Oceanography Sites and teaching tools for your Learning Abled Kids

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Oceanography is a fascinating area of study. The oceans cover 3/4ths of the world and affect climate zones across the globe. Oceans are a critical to our world, so they require good care from every person on Earth. Learn more about our awesome oceans through the wide variety of sites below.

These links were gathered by our boys during their Ocean Odyssey First Lego League Robotics quest. It was a fun study! Feel free to use the resources below to help your learning abled kid learn all about Oceanography.

I’ve listed all of the resources we gathered. They are not listed in any particular order. You can glance down through the list to find sites you’d like to check out. There are certainly a lot of sites to choose from!

All about oceans and oceanography

NASA Oceanography.
NASA’s Climate Kids explore the oceans.
Ocean Literacy.
BBC’s Earth – How the Earth Works.
NOAA’s National Ocean Service – Oceanography .
PBS’s Secrets of the Ocean Realm.
National Marine Mammal Laboratory.
Discovery Channel – Science of the Ocean.
Office of Naval Research – Ocean in Motion.
Jason Project – Scroll down for Ocean Expeditions.
Reef ball.
Shifting Baselines.
Monterey Bay Aquarium.
New jellyfish.
How Sonar Works and How Animals Use It.

Other Topics In Ocean Science

Declining Predatory Fish Populations (PDF file).
Australia & Albatrosses.
Albatross Action.
Coral Reef Ecosystem.
Really deep creatures.

Engineering & Research

Underwater habitat for humans.
Deep sea robot.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.
Dive & Discover Expedition Logs.
Underwater Volcano Seafloor Observatory.
Underwater Robots you can build.


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SS Republic.


Women Oceanographers.
Ocean Science Careers.
Oceanography Career site for kids

If you find additional sites you’d like to share, feel free to add a comment below. The comments are not posted until approved, so we can screen out spam. 😉 Thank you for sharing great resources with our Learning Abled Kids community!

Jul 312013

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.