This course is only offered in the Summer Session.
This course is aimed at high school students. This course focuses on issues in environmental science from a marine perspective. Basic scientific research methods, equipment, and group research projects are introduced. Laboratory exercises and fieldwork include work on Appledore Island’s intertidal zone and offshore oceanographic sampling exercises.
Outcome 1: Identify by characteristics, adaptations, and scientific names 25-30 intertidal organisms that will be included in later studies;
Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics and adaptations of the major phyla associated with the oceans-with in depth concentration on the phyla Mammalia and Aves;
Outcome 3: Develop the ability to gather data in the field with a number of types of equipment and in a number of different setting;
Outcome 4: Perform background research, develop a hypothesis, design an experiment, collect data for 7 days and demonstrate an understanding of the results. Each student will demonstrate this understanding by giving a presentation of their work to the class and by writing a technical paper that includes the full scientific method;
Outcome 5: Develop an understanding of local microhabitats by conducting a comparative study of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the protected and then exposed sides of Appledore island. They will demonstrate this understanding by writing a field report of their comparative study;
Outcome 6: Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the human impacts associated with a marine environment. Students will be concentrating on the causes, effects, and both global and personal solutions to these issues;
Outcome 7: Develop the ability to communicate the knowledge they have gained using through public speaking and writing.
Two year-long high school courses in science and completion of grades 10, 11, or 12
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Previously offered classes
Summer 2020: Online course
|Section ID:||BIOSM 1620 803-FLD|
|Class dates:||June 29-July 27, 2020|
|Due date:||Monday July 27, 11 AM - 1 PM / Other, Off-Campus (see Final exams)|
|Time / room:||M-F 11 AM - 1 PM / Other, Off-Campus|
|Mode of instruction:||Synchronous distance learning|
|Notes:||Plan to spend 37.5 hours in class over the duration of the course, or about 2 hrs of instruction per day on average, Mon-Fri, unless otherwise specified. You may view recorded materials any time. You may also be required to meet in groups at set times.|
|This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.|
|To enroll:||Enrollment for this class is closed.|
The BIOSM 1620 801-FLD section of this course has been canceled.
The BIOSM 1620 802-FLD section of this course has been canceled.