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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • How to use this course

    • Welcome to the course!

    • Let's do science!

    • What do scientists do?

    • Observe example

    • Observe

    • Collect data example

    • Collect data

    • Communicate introduction

    • Communicate

  • 2

    Be a Scientist

    • Through the lens of a scientist example

    • Through the lens of a scientist

    • Scientist role cards

    • Understanding the ecosystem

  • 3

    What Does a Zoologist Do?

    • Let's meet some zoologists

    • Meet Dr. Tyrone Hayes

    • Meet Erin Gillam

    • Rocky shore zoologist

    • Challenges of the rocky shore

    • Animal point of view

    • Rocky shore animals

    • Sea stars

    • Hermit crabs

    • Snails

    • Dress up like a rocky shore animal

    • Backyard zoologist

  • 4

    What Does a Marine Ecologist Do?

    • Introduction

    • Let's meet some marine ecologists

    • Meet Jennifer Smith

    • Meet Octavio Aburto Oropeza

    • Meet Jessica Schultz

    • Science skills

    • Dive into the kelp forest

    • Let's dive in! (click and drag to look around)

    • Kelp forest observations

    • Food webs

    • Let's collect some data

    • Food web game

    • Backyard ecologist example

    • Be a backyard ecologist

  • 5

    Reflect on What you've Learned

    • Your favorite scientist

    • Reflect on what you've learned

  • 6

    Extra Fun!

    • Rocky shore games

    • Dive deeper into marine ecology