Sunday, September 19, 2010

Becoming Ocean Literate

Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts

Each Essential Principle is supported by Fundamental Concepts comparable to those underlying the National Science Education Standards (NSES) Science Content Standards. Consult this matrix to see how to integrate ocean literacy into your curriculum.

Clicking on an Essential Principle statement below will open a webpage with the statement of the Essential Principle and the associated Fundamental Concepts for that principle.

Essential Principle 1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.

Essential Principle 2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth.

Essential Principle 3: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.

Essential Principle 4: The ocean makes the Earth habitable.

Essential Principle 5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

Essential Principle 6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

Essential Principle 7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

What do you think about these principles?

Is one more important to understand than another?

Which one do you think interests you most? Reason?

The Comments box is open.


  1. This will come in handy when i do your projects or assignments from home. Thanks! Michael S. Red Class

  2. Michael, I think so too. Glad you are finding the blog helpful

    Put a (1) point in the bonus box

  3. Mr. V,today when I went home to do homework and when to go research my team mascot. The links have been taken of your website. Can you list a few as good resoures.
    Allie! Violet!

  4. Try again... I have been working on the blog tonight.

  5. 10/7/10 Blue Kevin

    Calculating speed and velocity was something i was having trouble with up till know. The example at the top of the blog clearly show step by step how to complete the problem. i wont have trouble know !!!!

  6. I'm glad that it helps ...
    interesting place to post this response about speed and velocity....

    ...the Ocean Literacy page?