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MapMaker Kits offer K-12 students the opportunity to work with key mapping concepts at a variety of scales and to see the world in new ways. Unique large-scale maps allow students to immerse themselves in the exploration of dynamic environmental and cultural aspects of the world. MapMaker Kit activities engage students in the manipulation and analysis of a variety of geographic information sets, helping them build skills in critical thinking, the representation of data, and mental mapping. Each kit enables the user to download, print, and assemble maps of the world, individual continents, and the United States in a variety of sizes. Mega maps occupy a large wall, or can be used on the floor; projector maps give you some flexibility about sizing; the tabletop map is good for small group work, and the one-page outline maps are perfect for individual work.

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Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Lesson
EDUCATION

Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Students explore major marine ecosystems by locating them on maps. Students use marine examples to learn about energy transfer through food chains and food webs. They discuss how food webs can illustrate the health and resilience of an ecosystem.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
The World Ocean
Lesson
EDUCATION

The World Ocean

Students investigate the interconnectedness of the ocean and Earth's physical and human systems through videos, discussions, writing, and mapping. They make personal connections to their own lives and are introduced to the concept of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
Nanoscience
Article
EDUCATION

Nanoscience

Not long ago, the ability to see and move a single atom or molecule fell within the realm of science fiction. The ever-growing field of nanotechnology, however, has opened up a new and endless frontier in science.

  • Best for: Grades K+ (ages 5+)
  • Concepts: alabama, atoms, maps, nanomedicine, nanometers, nanoparticles, nanoscience, nanotechnology, state mapmaker kits
New England MapMaker Kit
Article
EDUCATION

New England MapMaker Kit

Download, print, and assemble maps of New England in a variety of sizes. The mega map occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor. It is made up of 72 pieces; download rows 1-6 for the full map. The tabletop size is made up of 18 pieces and is good for small group work.

  • Concepts: mapmaker kits, maps, new england, regions
Protect the Blue: Marine Protected Areas
Activity
EDUCATION

Protect the Blue: Marine Protected Areas

Students compare percentages of protected land and protected ocean and discuss the value of marine protected areas.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: conservation, mapmaker kits, marine protected areas (mpas), ocean
Ocean Connections
Activity
EDUCATION

Ocean Connections

Students brainstorm and display on a map a variety of ways they are connected to the ocean.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: geography, impacts, interaction, mapmaker kits, ocean, personal connections
Mapping Blue Whale Migration
Activity
EDUCATION

Mapping Blue Whale Migration

Students study whale migration routes using a map scale. They create stories of whale migrations drawing upon the reasons behind animal migration.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: animals, mapmaker kits, mapping, migration, ocean, tagging, whales
Ocean Exploration
Activity
EDUCATION

Ocean Exploration

Students brainstorm what it means to be an explorer, watch a short video, and write or draw on a world map what they would like to explore in the ocean.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: discovery, exploration, hydrothermal vents, mapmaker kits, ng live, ocean, robert ballard
Mapping Ocean Currents
Activity
EDUCATION

Mapping Ocean Currents

Students apply information about the Ocean Conveyor Belt to predict the movement of a spill of rubber ducks in the ocean.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: currents, mapmaker kits, mapping, ocean, ocean conveyor belt
Mapping the World's Watersheds
Activity
EDUCATION

Mapping the World's Watersheds

Students label major rivers and outline watersheds on a world map. They compare the shapes of various watersheds and discuss how topography influences their shapes.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: mapmaker kits, rivers, topography, tributaries, watersheds
Undersea Geology
Activity
EDUCATION

Undersea Geology

Students locate and label geologic features of the ocean and explore the relationship of these features to plate tectonics.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: geology, mapmaker kits, mapping, ocean, plate tectonics, underwater
One Ocean
Activity
EDUCATION

One Ocean

Students explore the boundaries of Earth's five oceans, recognizing that they are all connected. Students discuss what this means for conservation of the one world ocean.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: arctic, atlantic ocean, connection, conservation, indians, mapmaker kits, pacific ocean
Exploring Modern Human Migrations
Activity
EDUCATION

Exploring Modern Human Migrations

Students research the causes of several modern migrations, and create a map showing these migration routes.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: causes, human migration, modern human migration, pull factors, push factors
Mapping World Heritage
Activity
EDUCATION

Mapping World Heritage

Students learn about UNESCO World Heritage sites and use pictures and clues to identify the locations of the sites on a large map. They use geographic coordinates to refine the locations of the sites and consider how geographic coordinates are part of a helpful system of location.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: environment, geographic coordinates, heritage, location, mapmaker kits, world heritage sites
Geography of a Pencil
Activity
EDUCATION

Geography of a Pencil

Students map the origins of a pencil, predict and map trade and transport networks, and relate what they learn to globalization.

  • Best for: Grades 4-8 (ages 9-14)
  • Concepts: geography, globalization, mapmaker kits, mapping, trade, transportation
Fisheries Sustainability
Activity
EDUCATION

Fisheries Sustainability

Students identify the issues and terminology related to fisheries sustainability and explore the impacts those issues have on specific United States fisheries.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: fisheries, fishery collapse, sustainability, sustainable seafood
Marine Protected Areas
Activity
EDUCATION

Marine Protected Areas

Students explore Marine Protected Areas on an interactive map, compare and contrast marine and terrestrial protected areas, and discuss the importance of Marine Protected Areas.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: cultural resources, marine protected areas (mpas), natural resources, terrestrial protected areas
Fisheries and Seafood Consumption
Activity
EDUCATION

Fisheries and Seafood Consumption

Students identify and characterize important fishing regions on a world map. Then they use an online interactive to research the location, sustainability, and level of human consumption for a variety of seafood fisheries.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: fisheries, human population, ocean, overfishing, seafood consumption
Water Quality Degradation in the Ocean
Activity
EDUCATION

Water Quality Degradation in the Ocean

Students investigate causes of water quality degradation and analyze the relationship between harmful algal blooms, toxic algae, and dead zones. They explore water quality "success stories" and actions to improve water quality.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: biomagnifications, dead zones, eutrophication, harmful algae blooms (hab), hypoxia, toxic phytoplankton, water quality
Marine Migration
Activity
EDUCATION

Marine Migration

Students use videos and a mapping tool to identify species, populations, and communities of marine organisms and make observations about how they are impacted by anthropogenic disturbances.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: anthropogenic threats, biogeography, marine migrations, predators
Marine Food Chains and Biodiversity
Activity
EDUCATION

Marine Food Chains and Biodiversity

Students use marine organism cards and trophic level classifications to identify and describe food chains in several marine ecosystems.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: biodiversity, ecosystems, food chains, food webs, trophic levels
Mapping Marine Ecosystems
Activity
EDUCATION

Mapping Marine Ecosystems

Students investigate types of marine ecosystems, identify examples of these ecosystems and their characteristics, and locate the ecosystems on a map of the world's oceans.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: coral reefs, deep sea, hydrothermal vents, mangroves, marine ecosystems, ocean
Our Hydrosphere
Activity
EDUCATION

Our Hydrosphere

Students investigate the interconnectedness of Earth's water reservoirs by learning about the hydrosphere. They then discuss ways in which humans are connected to and alter those reservoirs, especially the ocean.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: atmosphere, hydrosphere, ocean, ocean basins, ocean currents, reservoir
Your Ocean
Activity
EDUCATION

Your Ocean

Students discuss a quote about the ocean and freewrite about the importance of the ocean and their daily connection to the ocean. Students map their location in relation to the ocean. Then they watch and discuss a video.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: marine protected areas (mpas), ocean, oceanographers, seas, sylvia earle, the world is blue