Thorp High School - Mrs. Steinbach

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Welcome to Oceanography!

COURSE DESCRIPTION

OCEANOGRAPHY
Grade level
: 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology & Physical Science I or Chemistry with a C or better
Length: one semester

Oceanography is the study of the ocean.  In this course, we will tentatively study the geography and geology of ocean basins; chemistry of sea water; physical dynamics of currents, waves, and tides; coastal processes; biology of diverse ecosystems such as deep sea hydrothermal vents, coral reefs, rocky intertidal zones, and estuaries; and human effects on marine environments.   This course offers opportunities for numerous laboratory investigations that are centered around the study of live and preserved marine organisms and their habitat.  Yes, you will be able to handle live marine organisms such as sea urchins, sea anemones, brittle stars, etc.  Students will learn to make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Furthermore, this course will offer a college preparatory delivery, as well as college level textbooks and publications.

NECESSARY SUPPLIES

  • composition notebook
  • scientific calculator

COURSE 2017-2018 SYLLABUS

Oceanography

Course
Description

Assignment
Board

moodle

LESSONS:

Ocean Floor
(O Ch 2 & 3)

Seawater
Chemistry
(O Ch 5)

Ocean Currents
and Waves
(O Ch 6 & 7)

Tides and Intertidal
Zones
(O Ch 8 &
MB Ch 11)

Marine
Invertebrates
(MB Ch 7)

Coral Reefs
(MB Ch 14)

Marine Fishes
and Other
Vertebrates
(MB Ch 8 & ?)

Deep Ocean
(MB Ch 16)

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Questions?
Email Mrs. Steinbach
tsteinbach@thorp.k12.wi.us