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EarthEcho International’s Educator Resources are a collection of videos, lesson plans, and other materials designed to support high-quality classroom experiences. They are unique tools to assist educators as they equip young people to explore and protect their local natural resources. Many of the resources are designed to satisfy Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us at education@earthecho.org and we will see what we can do to help you.

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  • Virtual Field Trip: Engineering Ocean Solutions

    Join Philippe Cousteau as he engages in a conversation with semi-finalist teams from the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE competition. Teams are competing to create breakthrough pH sensor technology that will allow the world to better understand the global state of ocean acidification. Live from the Seattle Aquarium, these engineers will discuss their design process and share their knowledge of ocean acidification and engineering practices with students from across the…

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  • Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Collaboration Trailer

    In March 2015 we traveled to Seattle during one of the final rounds of Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE testing. Teams of scientists from across the world were competing to create an accurate and inexpensive pH sensor for ocean water. In this video, we explore the important collabroation between XPRIZE and the Seatle aquarium, a collaboration between technology and education. 

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  • Dead Zones Around the World

    This lesson plan utilizes Google's My Maps and real data compiled by the World Resources Institute to examine eutrophicatic events around the United States and countries across the world.  As a result of these activities students will be able to:  utilize Google’s My Maps to analyze complex data sets  identify the factors that increase and decrease eutrophication around the country.

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    • Expedition: Into the Dead Zone
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  • Ocean Acidification Experiments from Science Scope

    These activities are designed to explore ocean acidifcation in the middle school classroom. As oceans absorb atmospheric CO2, they undergo a series of reactions that cause a reduction in normally stable ocean pH. Materials can be dowloaded or further explored through the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory here.

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    • Middle School
    • Water Quality