Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

Resources for Educators

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Plan your class field trip to the hall with these free resources.

Milstein Hall of Ocean Life Educator's Guide cover

Get an advance look at the hall’s major themes and what your class will encounter.

This eight-page, easy-to-use guide for K-12 educators includes:

  • Map of the Hall
  • Essential Questions (important background content)
  • Teaching in the Hall (self-guided explorations)
  • Come Prepared Checklist
  • Correlation to Standards
  • Glossary

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Marine Biology

Marine Biology

There are so many ways to live in the sea. Discover its wonder and why we care.

Be an Ocean Biodiversity Detective!

Hands-on Activity, Classroom Activity

Be an Ocean Biodiversity Detective!

In this activity students will collect and closely observe specimens that have washed ashore to recognize different kinds of small ocean organisms.

Cartesian Diver

Hands-on Activity, Classroom Activity

Cartesian Diver

In this hands-on experiment, students create a neutrally buoyant "diver" and then observe the effects of increased water pressure.

Conservation

Curriculum Collection

Conservation

This set of resources describes endangered marine ecosystems and strategies for protecting them.

Dioramas

Curriculum Collection

Dioramas

This set of resources describes the role of art and the artist in presenting scientific information to the public.

Ecosystems

Curriculum Collection

Ecosystems

This set of resources explores what lives in different parts of the ocean, from coral reefs to deep sea vents.

Evolution

Hands-on Activity, Classroom Activity

Evolution

Natural selection plays a large role in the evolution of a species. The following activity demonstrates this concept.

Just Add Water!

Hands-on Activity, Classroom Activity

Just Add Water!

Give your class a tour of the diverse landscape of your own undersea realm!

Life in Water: Vertebrates - Breathing

Video, Article

Life in Water: Vertebrates - Breathing

Fish are among the few vertebrates that can breathe underwater. Like humans, fish need oxygen to survive—but water contains far less oxygen than an equal volume of air.

Ocean Life

Curriculum Collection

Ocean Life

This set of resources explores what lives in the ocean, and how.

Properties of Water

Curriculum Collection

Properties of Water

This set of resources investigates the characteristics of water and how marine life forms adapt to them.

Water vs. Land

Hands-on Activity, Classroom Activity

Water vs. Land

Brainstorm with your students a list of things that are possible in water that are not possible on land, and vice versa.

That's Heavy!

Hands-on Activity

That's Heavy!

This "heavy" experiment allows students to discover that salt water sinks in fresh water.