Vocabulary for Describing Oceanography and Marine Science
I. Introduction (5 minutes)
A. Purpose: The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to vocabulary related to oceanography and marine science.
B. Definition of terms: Oceanography (also known as marine science) is the study of the ocean, its creatures, and its effects on the environment.
II. Vocabulary (15 minutes)
A. Ocean: an immense body of water that covers most of the earth.
B. Wave: the regular and continuous rising and falling of the surface of the ocean.
C. Tides: the twice daily rise and fall of the sea level caused by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon.
D. Current: a large continuous body of water that moves in a certain direction.
E. Tide pool: an area of shallow water near the shore where sea creatures can be found.
F. Plankton: tiny organisms that drift in the water and form the basis of the marine food chain.
G. Marine life: living organisms found in the ocean, including fish, mammals, and plants.
H. Corals: marine organisms that form large underwater structures.
I. Reef: a ridge or mound of coral colonies found in shallow water.
J. Estuary: a body of water where a river meets the sea.
III. Conclusion (5 minutes)
A. Summary: In this lesson, we discussed vocabulary related to oceanography and marine science, including ocean, wave, tides, current, tide pool, plankton, marine life, corals, reef, and estuary.
B. Assignment: For homework, students should research one of the terms discussed in this lesson and write a report about it.
-This lesson introduced students to vocabulary related to oceanography and marine science.
-The terms discussed included ocean, wave, tides, current, tide pool, plankton, marine life, corals, reef, and estuary.
-Students were assigned a homework task of researching one of the terms and writing a report about it.