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The Benthic Drugstore - NOAA Ocean Explorer

Lesson Plan 

Students identify and investigate the importance of pharmacologically active chemicals found in specific marine invertebrate species.

Concept: Ocean affects humans
The ocean affects human life in many ways. The ocean provides many resources for humans.

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Form and Function

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

9-12 C Life Science
Interdependence of organisms
Behavior of organisms

9-12 F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Personal and community health
Natural Resources
Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 6. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected (concepts a, b)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 17 Marine Resources 17:29-32