Oceanography A Course Resources

Intro to Oceanography

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Instructor Information

Emily Kroutil

Email: Emily.Kroutil@gavirtualschool.org

Phone: 470-238-8663 (voicemail)

The resources in this newsletter are in addition to those found in MODULE 1: Intro to Oceanography of your course content. You should first go through the content and complete the quizzes and activities. These resources are to supplement your understanding of the concepts. Please contact me if you have questions!

ASSIGNMENT RESOURCES AND TIPS

Discussion: Welcome

  • Use the RUBRIC to help you write a discussion posting that will earn full points.
  • You MUST respond to two classmates with responses that are AT LEAST 3 sentences in order to earn full credit. "I agree with..." or "I disagree with..." is not enough to earn full points for a response. You must say why you agree or disagree and back up your reasoning.

Discussion: Mars and Earth

  • Use the RUBRIC to help you write a discussion posting that will earn full points.
  • You MUST respond to two classmates with responses that are AT LEAST 3 sentences in order to earn full credit. "I agree with..." or "I disagree with..." is not enough to earn full points for a response. You must say why you agree or disagree and back up your reasoning.

Assignment: What is Oceanography?

Assignment: Fun Ocean Facts - NOT FOR GRADE

  • The instructions for this assignment are on page 6 of the module.
  • While this worksheet is no longer required for a grade, it would be an excellent review for the Intro to Oceanography Test.

Discussion: Ocean Resources

  • The world ocean provides us with plenty of resources such as food and minerals.

    Do you think it is possible to overuse our ocean resources? Describe the reasons for your opinion and support your position with specific scientific examples. Give your response to this question and respond to 2 other classmate's comments.


  • Use the RUBRIC to help you write a discussion posting that will earn full points.
  • You MUST respond to two classmates with responses that are AT LEAST 3 sentences in order to earn full credit. "I agree with..." or "I disagree with..." is not enough to earn full points for a response. You must say why you agree or disagree and back up your reasoning.

Project: Ocean to the Sea

  • The instructions for this assignment are on page 6 of the module.
  • This project is a test grade, so it is worth 30% of your course grade.
  • Do not forget to cite your sources. If the source comes from the internet, you must provide a link to the page where you found the information used in your project. For example "Google.com" is not an acceptable "link" to a source. "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean" is acceptable, as it takes you directly to a page.


  • Q: How should I fill out the table?
  • A: The organism should be the actual organism's name. You can put the product in the product category and the use is whatever you make out of the product. For example: red algae could be the organism. The product would be carrageenan and the use would be thickening food. An alternative would be something else that could be used to thicken food.


Test: Intro to Oceanography

  • Please review your notes and complete the review resources on page 7 of the module before starting your test.
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Additional Resources

Intro to Oceanography