Course Curriculum

  • 2

    Lesson 1.1: Survival

    • What will we do today?

    • ENGAGEMENT & EXPLORATION: Meet Selena the Sea Star!

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    • OBSERVATIONS: What did you notice?

    • EXPLANATION: Introduction & Vocabulary

    • EXPLANATION: Survival of the... Stickiest?!

    • CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING: What have you learned so far?

    • APPLICATION: Scavenger Hunt!

    • APPLICATION: Scavenger Hunt!

    • ELABORATION: Sea Star Wasting Disease

    • ELABORATION: Breaking news from Heal the Bay Aquarium!

    • REFLECTION & ADVOCACY: How can you help Selena?

    • REINFORCEMENT: Create a Creature, Part 1

    • CONCLUSION: What did we do today?

    • EXTENSION: Optional Journal Prompts

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    Lesson 1.2: Eating

    • What will we do today?

    • ENGAGEMENT & EXPLORATION: What is Selena the Sea Star up to today?

    • OBSERVATIONS: What do YOU think?

    • EXPLANATION: Introduction & Vocabulary

    • EXPLANATION: Let's eat!

    • CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING: What have you learned so far?

    • APPLICATION: Why do we have two kinds of teeth?

    • ELABORATION: Introduction to Microscope Time

    • ELABORATION: Look closely and you will see...

    • APPLICATION: Create-a-Creature, Day 2

    • CONCLUSION: Up next...

    • EXTENSION: Optional Journal Prompts

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    Lesson 1.3: Defense

    • What will we do today?

    • ENGAGEMENT & EXPLORATION: Come out, come out, wherever you are!

    • OBSERVATIONS: What have you noticed so far?

    • EXPLANATION: Introduction & Vocabulary

    • EXPLANATION: Watch out! Danger ahead!

    • CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING: What have you learned so far?

    • APPLICATION: Meet your match

    • ELABORATION: Breaking news!

    • ELABORATION: News Broadcast coming to you from Santa Monica, California...

    • REFLECTION & ADVOCACY: How can you help?

    • APPLICATION: Create-a-Creature, Day 3

    • CONCLUSION: Up Next...

    • EXTENSION: OPTIONAL Journal Prompts

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    Lesson 1.4: Reproduction

    • What will we do today?

    • ENGAGE & EXPLORE: Babies!

    • OBSERVATIONS: What have you noticed so far?

    • EXPLANATION: Introduction & Vocabulary

    • EXPLANATION: What's poppin' and populatin' in the Rocky Shore?

    • CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING: Let's see what you learned!

    • APPLICATION: Dispersal Experiment

    • ELABORATION: What are tradeoffs?

    • ELABORATION: Let's get a closer look...

    • CONCLUSION: What will we do tomorrow?

    • EXTENSION: OPTIONAL Journal Prompts

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    Lesson 1.5: Fun Day

    • What will we do today?

    • REINFORCEMENT: Vocabulary Review

    • EXTENSION: Field Trip!

    • ELABORATION & ADVOCACY: Let's take ACTION!

    • APPLICATION: Create-a-Creature, Part 5

    • UNIT WRAP-UP

    • EXTENSION: OPTIONAL Journal Prompts

Highlights

SEA Education is designed with both the students and educators in mind, making distance learning easy.

  • Aligns with Next Generation Science Standards, Ocean Literacy Principles, and International Society for Technology in Education Standards

  • Accommodates multiple learning styles, including observation, art, lecture, journaling, reflection, various modes of assessment

  • Includes hands-on activities to be done on or off screen, that can be completed using everyday, household items (i.e. scissors, paper, pencil, water, bowl, etc.)

Want to Learn More?

Join us for a complimentary, live information session to learn more about the benefits and uses of the curriculum, and ask any questions you have.

Pricing Options

Sign up an individual student, or take advantage of discount pricing by enrolling an entire class!

Need a scholarship?

We have a limited number of grant-funded scholarships to cover the course cost for Title 1 students.

Bonus Material

Additional teaching and learning resources provided

  • Teacher Packet

    Includes in-depth background knowledge, expected outcomes for each activity, supported standards, and additional extension activities and resources

  • Live Information Session and Implementation Support

    Includes a free, live webinar to walk through the platform, explain how to use the course, share ideas for synchronous vs asynchronous teaching, and answer all questions

  • Virtual Field Trip

    Classroom package includes a complimentary 1-hour virtual field trip lesson with live aquarium educators, valued at $150. Discounts available with the Individual and Small Group packages

FAQs

  • What is the length of this course?

    Each course is a full unit, including 5 lessons, each following a short learning cycle experience. A unit is designed to be completed in 5-10 days, with lessons taking 1-2 hours.

  • As a teacher or administrator, how do I track student progress?

    When purchasing a Small Group or Classroom package, teachers (and/or administrators) will be assigned as Group Analysts. Group Analysts can view and export progress data, including start and completion dates, and % viewed and completed.

  • I've purchased the Small Group or Classroom course package, how do I enroll my students?

    We will work with you to determine whether bulk enrollment or individual student enrollment is best for your class.

  • How long does enrollment last?

    For our initial course offering, a purchase lasts for 60 days, at which time student accounts and progress won't be deleted, but will be marked as inactive.

  • What standards are addressed in "Adaptations in the Rocky Shore"?

    NGSS standards include, but are not limited to: LS1.A, LS2.C, LS4.C, ESS3.C, SEPs 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, & 8, Patterns, Systems, Structure and Function. OLP standards include, but are not limited to: 5.d, e, f, h, and 6.d, g. ISTE standards include, but are not limited to: 3, 3a, 5, 5a, 5b.

  • When will more courses be available?

    We are currently working on the next units for grades 3-5, which will be ready early 2021. Shortly after that, we will release modifications to the lessons and activities to meet standards and developmental level of younger and older grade bands.

  • I am a district or school administrator, interested in enrolling multiple classes at once. How should I proceed?

    Please contact us at: education@healthebay.org, and we will happily guide you through the process. Bulk discounts may be available.

  • I still have questions...

    If you have additional questions, please email: education@healthebay.org, and we'll be happy to answer them.