Marine Science-Grade 9

Duration

10 Months

Prerequisites

Student Must Have Completed Grade 8

Requirements

None

Course Summary

In the marine science course, students will explore the watery depths of our own planet and understand just how vital the ocean is to our existence. Throughout the course, students will meet marine animals and see how they interact with each other and their environment. They will tour the evolving seafloor and see trenches, volcanoes, and ridges, just to name a few. Along the way, students will hang ten as they discover waves, currents, tides, and other physical interactions between the ocean and the land.

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Marine Science
  • Ocean Exploration
  • Ocean Zones
  • Properties of Water
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Ocean Formation
  • Ocean’s Impact on Weather
  • Ocean’s Impact on Climate
  • Air and Sea Interactions
  • Seasonal Changes
  • Ocean’s Systems
  • Waves Tides and Currents
  • Coastal Dynamics

Honors

  • Ocean Exploration
  • Ocean’s impact on weather
  • Sounds in the sea

Semester 2

  • Marine Biodiversity
  • Ecosystem Health
  • Marine Populations
  • Adaptations
  • Marine Habitats
  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Food Webs and Energy Transfer
  • Marine Relationships
  • Human Impact on Marine Life
  • Biotechnology
  • Pollution
  • Conservation
  • Research and Resources
  • Future of an Ocean Planet

Honors

  • Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology and Environmental Conservation
  • Research Management
 
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