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 quarter in block schedule

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.

NECESSARY SUPPLIES

  • composition-style notebook
  • pencil/pen 
  • scientific calculator, similar to TI-30Xa 
  • colored pencils and/or markers 
  • scissors 
  • glue

Oceanography

COURSE
OVERVIEW
course
description &
supply list

ASSIGNMENT
BOARD

our learning
plan with due
dates

LEARNING
RESOURCES

syllabus, course
competencies, &
LMS access to
lesson details/
components
(e.g., lab reports,
literature,
media, notes,
practice keys,
etc.)

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