University of Oregon



The lessons posted here were developed as part of OIMB’s Graduates in K-12 Education Project. The graduate fellows pulled from a variety of materials to develop lessons that met partnering teachers’ needs and complemented UC Berkeley’s MARE (Marine Activities, Resources and Education) curriculum. OIMB’s GK12 program followed the MARE structure of a different habitat for each grade. While the GK12 lessons are posted here by habitat and MARE grade, the lessons are appropriate for a range of ages and can be adjusted for older or younger students. Our goal in posting these lessons is to support continued teaching of marine science in our partner GK12 schools. In addition, we hope other educators and ocean explorers of all ages will find these lessons helpful and fun!


Ponds – Kindergarten

Rocky Shores – First GradeOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Sandy Beaches – Second Grade

Wetlands – Third Grade

Kelp Forest – Fourth Grade

Open Ocean – Fifth Grade

Islands – Sixth Grade



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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0338153 and 0638731. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.