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Marine Energy

Lesson Description:
Students construct a topographical map of the United States, including the outer continental shelf (ocs) and exclusive economic zone (eez), that shows the major land and underwater formations. Students are then divided into groups to research and prepare short presentations on the various resources, where they are located, how they were formed, how they can be recovered, their uses and economic benefits, and the environmental impacts associated with their recovery.
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge

Time Needed:
3-4 45 minuted class periods
Standards Addressed:
  • Listed on attachment

Materials Needed:
  • One copy of Marine Resources: America's Untapped Treasure Backgrounder for each student
  • Foam board
  • Salt dough (3 cups salt, 1 cup flour)

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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Marine%20Energy.pdf
Located in: Social Studies

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