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Exploring Our Fluid Earth is aligned to grades 6–12 NGSS and the Ocean Literacy Principles. Browse topics by Physical, Chemical, or Biological science.


For intertidal field activities, click the OPIHI logo. For aquatic science curriculum for grades 3–6, click the Sea-Earth-Atmosphere logo. 


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Module List
  1. Investigate cause and effect of natural phenomena like waves, currents, and tides that shape the ocean and the land.
  2. Examine the composition and properties of matter to determine how changes in matter impact ocean processes.
  3. Explore aquatic diversity, focusing on the structure, function, and evolutionary connection between organisms.
  4. Sea. Earth. Atmosphere. (SEA) is a grade 3–5 marine science curriculum aligned to the Ocean Literacy Principles and to NGSS.
  5. Our Project in Hawaii's Intertidal (OPIHI) is an ecological, citizen-science field survey project (grades 5–12) with classroom curricular materials.
  6. Explore the alignment of Exploring Our Fluid Earth to the Ocean Literacy Principles and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.