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1
OCEAN LITERACY
  • OCEAN LITERACY
  • Project Handbook For Key Stages 1-3

2
REVISION HISTORY
3
CONTENTS
  • Contents Page
  • Acknowledgements 3
  • Introduction 4
  • Project Overview
  • - Overview of the 7 Principles of Ocean
    Literacy 5
  • Key Stages One to Three Structure
    Resources 6
  • Key Stage One
  • - Content Overview 9
  • National Curriculum Topic Links 10
  • Resources Activities 11
  • Key Stage Two
  • - Content Overview 19
  • National Curriculum Topic Links 20
  • Resources Activities 21

4
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is
deeply grateful to a number of businesses
individuals whose support has made the Ocean
Literacy Project Handbook possible. CCMI is
especially grateful to KPMG, CUC, and the Rotary
Club Grand Cayman, for providing the funding for
the completion of this phase of the Ocean
Literacy Programme. We would like to thank Mr.
Clive Baker, Mr. Mark Ray Ms. Kiva Powell from
the Cayman Islands Department of Education for
their continuing support and efforts on behalf of
the Ocean Literacy Programme. The Project
Handbook has been developed with the support of
all the Cayman Islands primary schools. In
particular we would like to thank the school
principals and IB coordinators for their time and
valuable input. CCMI would especially like to
recognise Ms. Joni Kirkconnell from the Cayman
Islands Department of Environment (DOE). Joni has
given this project many hours of her valuable
time and support, as well as giving CCMI access
to important local literature developed by the
DOE, such as the Coral Gardens Teachers Guide.
Given the importance of local support of Ocean
Literacy, we have included herein the
publications from WIDECAST (Endangered Caribbean
Sea Turtles An Educators Handbook) and WIWD-WG
(Wondrous West Indian Wetlands A Teachers
Resource Book). CCMI would also like to thank
Ms. Sue Harris and Mr. Christopher Calverley from
Cayman Prep High School, for taking the time to
review the academic content of the Project
Handbook during its developmental
stages. Finally, we wish to express our deepest
gratitude to Valentino Lee, for the many hours he
has devoted to CCMI and the Ocean Literacy
Programme since its inception 3 years ago. Tino
wrote the Our Ocean Planet A Teachers Manual
for Ocean Science, which is the basis for the
Project Handbook. His invaluable input has been
crucial in helping to blend the scientific and
educational elements of the Project Handbook,
thereby ensuring its credibility.
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INTRODUCTION TO THE OCEAN LITERACY PROJECT
HANDBOOK
The Ocean Literacy Project Handbook has been
developed as part of the Central Caribbean Marine
Institutes (CCMI) Ocean Literacy Programme. The
Ocean Literacy Project Handbook is aimed at
primary school children, encouraging educators to
ensure that all students in the Cayman Islands
are ocean literate by the age of 12. The ocean
is an integral part of the Earth our planets
atmosphere, climate, weather, temperature and
productivity are all controlled by the long
memory of the ocean. The ocean sustains life on
Earth. Ocean literacy is a topic which is
greatly underrepresented in many school
curricula. This lack of subject coverage is
exacerbated by the vastness of the topic, which
could be studied in detail for many years! To
help tackle this vast subject, teachers and
educators along with the National Oceanographic
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the
National Geographic Society (NGS) have helped
define the 7 Principles of Ocean Literacy, upon
which this project is based. Within the Ocean
Literacy Project Handbook, we aim to give
teachers a scientific framework, help, and
support with lesson plans, presentations, visual
audio resources, and classroom activities. The
scientific structure of the project can be used
in many different ways and tailored to individual
class needs. The project structure is the key to
ocean literacy helping to form clear learning
objectives for teachers and creating a bigger
picture for students. Being ocean literate
gives young students the ability to understand
the oceans influence on them and their influence
on the ocean. The Ocean Literacy Project
Handbook aims to help support teachers and to
focus young minds on the importance of ocean and
aquatic sciences.
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PROJECT OVERVIEW THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF OCEAN
LITERACY
  • The 7 Principles of Ocean Literacy have been
    developed to help provide an academic framework
    for educators. The Ocean Literacy Project
    Handbook takes the 7 Principles and applies
    relevant topics, lesson plans and activities,
    whilst taking into consideration curriculum
    requirements and the ages/abilities of primary
    school students. It helps to provide a structural
    framework, which is designed to be flexible and
    give a bigger picture, which can then be used
    and developed within different schools. The
    structure is not meant to be rigid or
    restrictive it is intended to be a helping hand
    and to present Ocean Literacy as one coherent
    subject.
  • The 7 Principles are as follows
  • 1. The Earth has one big ocean with many
    features.
  • 2. The ocean life in the ocean shape the
    features of the Earth.
  • 3. The ocean is a major influence on weather
    climate.
  • 4. The ocean makes Earth habitable.
  • 5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life
    ecosystems.
  • 6. The ocean humans are inextricably
    interconnected.
  • 7. The ocean is largely unexplored.

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PROJECT OVERVIEW KEY STAGES ONE TO THREE
  • Structure
  • The Project Handbook is aimed at Key Stages 1-3
    within the Cayman Islands School system. The
    structure has been designed to be flexible, yet
    with enough substance that it can be implemented
    as a project throughout Key Stages 1-3, or
    individually within a Key Stage. An overall
    summary can be found on page 7.
  • Resources
  • The Project Handbook uses many different
    resources to help support teachers. Local
    teaching resources feature heavily within the
    lesson plan/activity recommendations, as there is
    a wealth of information already available within
    the schools. All background information on the
    topics recommended here can be found in Our
    Ocean Planet (OOP), the teachers manual
    previously developed by CCMI. The Project
    Handbook also suggests additional resources for
    each Principle, to support the development of
    lesson plans and activities.
  • The following resources should be available for
    all Cayman Island schools
  • Our Ocean Planet A Teachers Manual for Ocean
    Science (provided by CCMI)
  • Coral Gardens A Teachers Guide (provided by
    the DOE)
  • Endangered Caribbean Sea Turtles An Educators
    Handbook (provided by WIDECAST)
  • Wondrous West Indian Wetlands A Teachers
    Resource Book (provided by WIWD Working Group of
    the Society for the Conservation and Study of
    Caribbean Birds)
  • The Central Caribbean Marine Institute website
    www.reefresearch.org

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OCEAN LITERACY PROJECT STRUCTURE FOR KEY STAGES
ONE TO THREE
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OCEAN LITERACY PROJECT HANDBOOK
KEY STAGE ONE (KS1)
10
OCEAN LITERACY PROJECT HANDBOOK KS1 CONTENT
OVERVIEW
11
KEY STAGE ONE
National Curriculum Topic Links
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PRINCIPLE 1 THE EARTH HAS ONE BIG OCEAN WITH
MANY FEATURES
  • KS1 Topics Oceans, Seas Water/Teacher
    Provocations
  • How much of the Earth is ocean?
  • What are the names of the 5 main oceans, where
    are they, and how big are they?
  • What is the difference between a sea and an
    ocean?
  • What are water state transitions solid,
    liquid, gas?
  • KS1 Topics Oceans, Seas Water/Resources

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PRINCIPLE 2 THE OCEAN LIFE IN THE OCEAN SHAPE
THE FEATURES OF THE EARTH
KS1 Topics Coastlines and their features/Teacher
Provocations What are the different types of
coastal features (rocky coast lines, sandy coast
lines, muddy)? Which animals live (and breed)
in the different coastal habitats? Which types
of coastline do we have in the Cayman
Islands? KS1 Topics Coastlines and their
features/Resources
14
PRINCIPLE 3 THE OCEAN IS A MAJOR INFLUENCE ON
WEATHER CLIMATE
KS1 Topics The weather, wind, waves
tides/Teacher Provocations How do the sun
moon affect the ocean? How is wind generated?
What are waves and what can affect them? What
are tides? KS1 Topics The weather, wind, waves
tides/Resources
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PRINCIPLE 4 THE OCEAN MAKES EARTH HABITABLE
  • KS1 Topics Tropical, temperate, and polar seas
    and their marine life/Teacher Provocations
  • What are tropical, temperate polar seas?
  • Identify marine life their habitats within
    these seas.
  • KS1 Topics Tropical, temperate, and polar seas
    and their marine life /Resources

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PRINCIPLE 5 THE OCEAN SUPPORTS A GREAT
DIVERSITY OF LIFE ECOSYSTEMS
  • KS1 Topics Ocean habitats food chain,
    predator/prey relationships/Teacher Provocations
  • What is a habitat?
  • What are some of the different marine habitats?
  • Identify the marine food pyramid and the
    predator/prey relationship.
  • KS1 Topics Ocean habitats food chain,
    predator/prey relationships/Resources

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PRINCIPLE 6 THE OCEAN HUMANS ARE INEXTRICABLY
CONNECTED
  • KS1 topics Why we need the ocean
    conservation/Teacher Provocations
  • What do we rely on the sea for (fresh water,
    oxygen, tourism, transport)?
  • How do we affect the water marine life
    (pollution/over development/over fishing)?
  • How can we take care of the environment?
  • KS1 topics Why we need the ocean
    conservation/Resources

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PRINCIPLE 7 THE OCEAN IS LARGELY EXPLORED
  • KS1 topics The Deep/Teacher Provocations
  • What is the deep?
  • Why is the deep largely unexplored?
  • Which animals live in the deep?
  • KS1 topics The Deep/Resources

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OCEAN LITERACY PROJECT HANDBOOK
KEY STAGE TWO (KS2)
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OCEAN LITERACY PROJECT HANDBOOK KS2 CONTENT
OVERVIEW
21
KEY STAGE TWO
National Curriculum Topic Links
22
PRINCIPLE 1 THE EARTH HAS ONE BIG OCEAN WITH
MANY FEATURES
KS2 Topics Oceans, seas water/Teacher
Provocations What is water? What is sea
water? Where is all the water? What is the
water cycle? Where does the water originate
from? Why should fresh water be conserved?
How can we save water? KS2 Topics Oceans, seas
water/Resources
23
PRINCIPLE 2 THE OCEAN LIFE IN THE OCEAN SHAPE
THE FEATURES OF THE EARTH
  • KS2 Topics Coastlines, coral reefs,
    mangroves/wetlands sea grasses/Teacher
    Provocations
  • What are mangroves, sea grasses, and coral
    reefs?
  • How do they rely on one another?
  • What is erosion?
  • KS2 Topics Coastlines, coral reefs,
    mangroves/wetlands sea grasses/Resources

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PRINCIPLE 3 THE OCEAN IS A MAJOR INFLUENCE ON
WEATHER CLIMATE
KS2 Topics Weather climate, Coriolis Effect,
currents climate change/Teacher
Provocations What are currents? What is
climate change? How can extreme weather affect
humans coastlines? KS2 Topics Weather
climate, Coriolis Effect, currents climate
change/Teacher Provocations
25
PRINCIPLE 4 THE OCEAN MAKES EARTH HABITABLE
KS2 Topics Tropical, temperate, and polar seas
and their marine life/Teacher Provocations
What are the different types of seas
(tropical/temperate/ polar)? Identify marine
life and study different animals in the different
seas (including Cayman Islands). KS2 Topics
Tropical, temperate, and polar seas and their
marine life/Resources
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PRINCIPLE 5 THE OCEAN SUPPORTS A GREAT
DIVERSITY OF LIFE ECOSYSTEMS
KS2 Topics Ecosystems, classification ocean
living spaces/Teacher Provocations What is an
ecosystem? How do you classify organisms?
Identify the different living spaces in the
ocean. KS2 Topics Ecosystems, classification
ocean living spaces/teacher resources
27
PRINCIPLE 6 THE OCEAN HUMANS ARE INEXTRICABLY
CONNECTED
KS2 topics Marine conservation local marine
park laws/Teacher Provocations What is marine
conservation? How do we protect the marine
environment in the Cayman Islands? Which
animals do we protect in the Cayman Islands? KS2
topics Marine conservation local marine park
laws/Resources
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PRINCIPLE 7 THE OCEAN IS LARGELY EXPLORED
KS2 topics The Deep, bioluminescence the deep
zones /Teacher Provocations What is
bioluminescence? Why is the discovery of new
animals and plants from the deep important?
What are the zones of the deep? What are the
characteristics of the deep? KS2 topics The
Deep, bioluminescence the deep zones /Teacher
Provocations
29
OCEAN LITERACY PROJECT HANDBOOK
KEY STAGE THREE (KS3)
30
OCEAN LITERACY PROJECT HANDBOOK KS3 CONTENT
OVERVIEW
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KEY STAGE THREE
National Curriculum Topic Links
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PRINCIPLE 1 THE EARTH HAS ONE BIG OCEAN WITH
MANY FEATURES
KS3 Topics Ocean zones features of the sea
floor/Teacher Provocations What are the ocean
zones? What are the features of the sea floor
(trenches/ridges/shelves)? What are tectonic
plates and where are they? How do plates affect
the world and the ocean? What is sea level,
how does it affect us (natural causes)? What
are the short- term long- term causes of sea
level changes?
33
PRINCIPLE 1 THE EARTH HAS ONE BIG OCEAN WITH
MANY FEATURES
KS3 Topics Ocean zones features of the sea
floor/Resources
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PRINCIPLE 2 THE OCEAN LIFE IN THE OCEAN SHAPE
THE FEATURES OF THE EARTH
KS3 Topics Cayman Islands the Sea/Teacher
Provocations How does the ocean shape the
Cayman Islands? How does life in the ocean
shape the Cayman Islands? KS3 Topics Cayman
Islands the Sea/Resources
35
PRINCIPLE 3 THE OCEAN IS A MAJOR INFLUENCE ON
WEATHER CLIMATE
KS3 Topics Climate change, El Nino causes of
climate change/Teacher Provocations What is
climate change? What is El Nino? How do
increasing sea temperatures affect climate?
What is the carbon cycle? How does climate
change impact the carbon cycle? Why does an
increase in carbon affect coral reefs? KS3
Topics Climate change, El Nino causes of
climate change/Resources
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PRINCIPLE 4 THE OCEAN MAKES EARTH HABITABLE
KS3 Topics Origin of Life Open Ocean/Teacher
Provocations Early life in the ocean What
is the open ocean? What are vertical
migrations? Which animals migrate across
oceans? KS3 Topics Origin of Life/Resources
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PRINCIPLE 5 THE OCEAN SUPPORTS A GREAT
DIVERSITY OF LIFE ECOSYSTEMS
KS3 Topics Biodiversity, adaptation
relationships/Teacher Provocations What is
biodiversity? How do marine animals adapt to
their environments? What is symbiosis and why
is this important to coral reefs? KS3 Topics
Biodiversity, adaptation relationships/Resources

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PRINCIPLE 6 THE OCEAN HUMANS ARE INEXTRICABLY
CONNECTED
KS3 topics Marine conservation, habitat
degradation climate change/Teacher
Provocations How do we affect marine life in
different ecosystems in the Cayman Islands? How
are marine habitats threatened by degradation?
How does climate change threaten local
habitats? KS3 topics Marine conservation,
habitat degradation climate change/Resources
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PRINCIPLE 7 THE OCEAN IS LARGELY EXPLORED
KS3 topics Research into the deep the deep
polar zones /Teacher Provocations Why is it
important to explore the deep? Why is deep
exploration so difficult? What can/do we learn
from the deep? KS3 topics Research into the
deep the deep polar zones /Resources
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RESOURCES
Printed Resources Our Ocean Planet A Teachers
Manual Fof Ocean Science Coral Gardens A
Teachers Guide Coral Forest A Teachers Guide
Wondrous West Indian Wetlands A Teachers
Resource Book Endangered Caribbean Sea Turtles
An Educators Handbook Website
Resources www.reefresearch.org (CCMI
website) www2.scholastic.com www.doe.ky
www.epa.gov/watersense www.nationalgeographic.
com/Resources/ngo/education www.mbgnet.net
www.seaworld.org www.sea.edu/academics
www.seagrasswatch.org www.whistlingduck.org
www.swbg-animals.org www.oceansforyouth.org
www.howstuffworks.com www.montereybayaquarium.
org www.rmets.org www.wwf.panda.org
www.oceanoasis.org www.noaa.gov
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