live: $ 480
rec.: $ 430
Students learn about the physical structure and thechemistry of the ocean. A strong emphasis is placed on the exploration of diverse ocean life, habitats and the study of marine ecology. Students also examine the impact of human
interactions with the ocean habitats. A variety of research-based activities, slide presentations and creating a marine biology newspaper allow students to express what they're learning in creative ways. Laboratory activities, including dissections, reinforce concepts and principles taught
in the course.
Weekly homework reinforces the concepts taught in class and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Additional time may be required of students to complete labs both with the instructor and independently. Assignments are graded and students receive a mid-term report as well as a year-end course credit report. Students may take this class for Honors credit.