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Globe Toss - Lawrence Hall of Science, COSEE Coastal Trends

Lesson Plan 

Students use inflatable globes to demonstrate that approximately 70% of the Earth is covered by water.

Concept: Why study the ocean?

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Systems, order, and organization
Evidence, models, and explanation

9-12 A Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 1. The Earth has one big ocean with many features (concepts a-h)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 1 Introduction to Marine Science