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The Odd Couple - NOAA Ocean Explorer

Lesson Plan 

Students learn about symbiotic relationships among organisms of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands through observations and readings of expedition log entries.

Concept: Ocean life diversity
There is a high diversity of life in the ocean with a wide range of functions and interactions.

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

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems (concepts a, c, d)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapters 5, 6, and 7 A Survey of Life in the Sea