Marine Biology & Oceanography

by Carol Matthews


Field tested and used successfuly in more than 1,000 schools, the New York State Marine Education Association gave this year-long course an excellent review. Course materials give high school students a rich, laboratory-based learning experience, with 46 exciting labs and accompanying lectures that cover all applicable national and/or state standards. Designed to be used with any Marine Biology or Oceanography textbook, these instructional materials include:

1) standard alignments;

2) complete list of lab materials is included, with sources for each;

3). an easy-to-use pacing guide reducing teacher preparation time;

4) comprehensive daily lesson plans providing point-of-use content background and teaching strategies to support classroom success for out-of-field instructors;

5) editable assessments,

6) over 40 classroom-tested labs and activities that are creative and engaging;

7) class notes in editable PowerPoint format correlated to the detailed daily lesson plans; and

8) Mentoring teacher access.

Table of Contents:

  1. History of Oceanography
  2. Ocean Geology
  3. Navigation
  4. Water Chemistry
  5. Marine Ecology
  6. Pelagic Zone
  7. Polar Seas
  8. Coral Reefs
  9. Benthic Zone
  10. Rocky Coastal Zones
  11. Sandy Coastal Beach Zones
  12. Estuaries and Nekton

Also written by Carol Matthews:
AP Environmental Science (see award below),
Environmental Science and
Freshwater Science:
Advanced Environmental Science by Carol Matthews, wins TEXTY Award from the Text and Academic Authors Assn.

Marine Biology is written by the same teacher-author as AP Environmental Science, Environmental Science, Freshwater and Aquatic Science. The Judge's comment regarding the AP Environmental Science was: "Excellent work and certainly relevant!  The student manual gives students the opportunity to see concepts in practice.  This is probably the best material that I have seen on environmental  science."

AP Environmental Science wins National 2010 TEXTY Award from Text and Academic Author's Association

This text is one of only 7 awarded nationally that year and the only one for the Physical Sciences.

Text and Academic Authors Association Textbook Excellence (“Texty”) Award:
Recognizing Current Textbooks and Learning Materials for Excellence
This text was awarded a "Textbook Excellence Award" from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) the only association devoted solely to serving textbook and academic authors since 1987 ( The "Textbook Excellence Award" recognizes works for their excellence in the areas of content, presentation, appeal, and teachability. These awards are given each year in several academic disciplines for both elementary and high school works and college titles. TAA's panel of judges are all noted textbook authors in these disciplines.

Become highly qualified in this subject (or 100 others) with university credit toward recertification:

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Complete Teacher Manual and Lab Manual - pricing below

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

Version Features (Click for a features description of each teacher version of the subject-specific course material) 
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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
screen view files only, typically purchased with student eBooks, timely delivery to qualified purchasers, includes 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher
Qty: $279 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-007-8
Teacher Edition Subscription Printed Version
Teacher Manual
Includes 3 times email access
to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $349 US

ISBN: 978-0-9629357-2-5
Class Set with perpetual license - Printed Version
includes printed teacher manual, 25 printed student books and 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $899 US

Page count is Teacher Edition and number of Student Books.
Class Set download files
Student eBook
screen view files only, timely delivery to qualified purchasers
Qty: $21 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-534-9
Printed Student Book
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required.
Qty: $26 US

ISBN: 978-0-9629357-1-8
Mentoring Teacher Program Subscription
This subscription allows for 25 times email
access to the mentoring teacher
for 370 days or end of next school year whichever is longer if purchased after Dec. 1
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required
Qty: $200 US

No page count.
No ISBN number. Use product code.
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