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WhaleNet Curriculum

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Resources

The links included on this page are educational curriculum resources for your use. If you know of more interesting links please forward the information to us so that we can share it with other WhaleNet users.
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SPECIAL:

An Introduction to the Internet for Teachers - This tutorial is geared towards teachers who have had little or no exposure to the Internet. It covers basic concepts and is not specific to any computer hardware or software.

Curriculum Unit Development:WhaleNet Self-Workshop (12/5/96)

WhaleNet Data and Information

In depth Files (Archives) on Satellite Tagging Data, Whale Watch Research Data, and Case Studies to the use of the teaching units list below. How to interpret the satellite data transmissions.

Activities and Lessons to Use with WhaleNet

Curriculum Sources for Marine Mammal Studies and Information by Allied Whale

Bibliographies (WhaleNet) - By species.

NEW Books On-line - Interactive high interest reading for upper elementary readers to adult.

  • A Day on a Whale Watch - Experience this true story of a whale watch trip.
    ON-LINE Curriculum Unit to use with "A Day on a Whale Watch"
    (Interactive reading for elementary students)

  • "The Right Whale named METOMPKIN: Her Story of Survival" - Experience the story of an entangled right whale and the year that followed. Follow her movements with the aid of a satellite tag.
  • Blubber Glove Curriculum Unit, WhaleNet page

    Blue Whale Satellite Tagging and Research with Study Guide

    CD-ROM: Interactive CD-ROM to photo-identify individual humpback whales and learn about 20 different marine mammals in the Western North Atlantic Ocean.

    NEWHumpback Whale Photo-identification Curriculum Unit to use with the on-line Humpback catalog.

    Identify a humpback whale and download its sighting history. (Over 800 fluke photographs)

    Data: How to interpret the satellite data transmissions.

    Dive Data Unit - "Stephanie", the hooded seal.

    How to interpret the satellite data transmissions.

    "Dive into Learning: Swim with Seals" Education World Unit in conjunction with the WhaleNet satellite tagging Program.

    Fish Images/Pictures- a.k.a. whale food.

    Macro-movement Unit - "Stephanie"- Satellite Data Analysis - math skills and problem solving skills needed.

    Map a Humpback Fluke - Fluke images with a blank fluke outline.

    Mathematics in Science and Research Resource Units

    Data Analysis and Problem Solving, Some analytical math problems based on WhaleNet research and data.
    Dive Data Unit - Analyze "Stephanie", the hooded seal's movements and behavior.
    Math in Research Unit, Some analytical math problems based on WhaleNet research and data.
    Analyze "Metompkin's" Movements - resource unit to plot fixes,follow and analyze the movements of the endangered right whale on its journey north.
    Population Analysis, calculate the present population estimates of whale species.
    Seal Dive Data Analysis - How to interpret the satellite data transmissions. (Spreadsheet use)
    Tabor Boy Cruise Analysis - follow the cruise of the Tabor Boy and analyze the data collected.

    Right Whale Teaching Units

    "Metompkin" Teaching Unit from WhaleNet
    "Metompkin", the right whale data
    "The Right Whale named METOMPKIN: Her Story of Survival" - the story of an entangled Right Whale and her year long journey.
    NEWRight Whale Curriculum Unit (Elementary)
    "Metompkin" Teaching Unit from Athena/NASA site.
    Right Whale Unit based on the1998 Early Warning System in the Southeast U.S.A. Micro-movement Unit - "Rat" RWC#1509, Right Whale Research
    Right Whale Biopsy Research - High Interest Reading and Information
    Exploration of How Human Effects On The Environment Play A Role In Northern Right Whale Existence - Student Research Project

    Questions and Activities to use with the Satellite Tagging Data.

    Satellite Tagging Data - Questions and Activities

    Information on Satellite Tagging - Why and How to tag.

    Virtual Voyage with the Tabor Boy, student research cruise unit.

    Using Satellites to Track Whales NASA site that uses WhaleNet data.

    Water Resources Units

    Watershed Information Unit - Our Connections to the Sea

    Water Resources - Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant & Massachusetts Bay

    Whales and Our Oceans, Athena, NASA site, WhaleNet link and migration units.

    WhaleNet Start-up Activities

    World of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises -- Interdisciplinary Curriculum Activities for Pre-K through High Schoolby Serrill and Williamson (outline)


    Index of Maps

    A selection of WhaleNet project maps for your use.


    Reading Materials - High Interest Reading

    A Day on a Whale Watch - Experience this true story of a whale watch trip. (Interactive reading for elementary students)

    ON-LINE Curriculum Unit to use with "A Day on a Whale Watch"

    "The Right Whale named METOMPKIN: Her Story of Survival" - the story of an entangled Right Whale and her year long journey.

    NMFS Whale Recovery Plans by species

    Right Whale Field Research Reports:
    "Hard Loss for Right Whales" by Chris Slay

    "Metompkin Story", The Story of a right whale.
    Right Whale Radio Tagging Reports 1999
    Right Whale Biopsy Research - High Interest Reading and Information (middle school to adult)
    Right Whale Research Reports 1999 from the Florida/Georgia Calving area. Interesting non-technical language (middle school to adult)
    Right Whale Research Reports 1998 from the Florida/Georgia Calving area. Interesting non-technical language (middle school to adult)

    Satellite Tagging Reports:
    "Bristol" - Harbor Seal Sighting Summaries.
    "Jersey" - Hooded Seal Sighting Summaries
    Satellite Tagging Page with sighting observation reports on all tagged animals.

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute PROTECTED SPECIES BRANCH and Marine Mammal Research Cruise results


    Related Sites with Units on Whales:

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