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CAREER CONNECTIONS: Explore "a day in the life" of an Oceanographer, Aquarium Manager, or Scuba Diver

Lesson Overview

This lesson includes interviews with people employed in the management of ocean waters on the shoreline of S.C., and all over the world! 

What kinds of research are necessary to keep our rivers and oceans healthy, for the sake of creatures AND humans?   Also, learn how aquariums successfully manage the transfer of LIVE SEA LIFE from the ocean to large aquariums at museums and zoos and keep them alive and thriving!  And what are the duties of a professional SCUBA DIVER? What about a WHALE RESCUE TEAM?   If you love the ocean environment, sea creatures, swimming, scuba diving in ocean waters or lakes...or even if you've been FASCINATED with an aquarium at home...read about the possibilities for employment in this area!  

Through watching the videos, learning more about aquatic animals,  the ocean and sea life, and designing a project, students can evaluate the possibility of a job in this exciting area.    
 

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

 The oceans are essential to all living creatures on planet Earth, and the jobs that help keep sea creatures healthy, and help us learn about them, are ALSO keeping humans healthy, too. Just as ocean creatures live and thrive by having clean, unpolluted waters, so do humans, birds, and land animals.  By fully appreciating the close connection between  "ocean water health" and our own health, and learning about the potential jobs that are possible, students will see how this area offers great career opportunities, whether in a  large aquarium or studying the health of the ocean's waters and sea life.   

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Health Education Science

spiral notebook/ pen or pen
a bunch of feathers, from a craft store
a large bowl
a cup of cooking oil, & a cup of water
dish soap and bath soap
a soft washcloth or dishtowel

 

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Lesson Created By: katherinebradley